Tamil Nadu is known for its magnificent festivals, outlined with rangolis, bright silks, flowers, temples celebrations and of course lots of festival food ! Here are 7 festivals of Tamil Nadu you can plan you visits around !
This festival is celebrated in Tamil Nadu on a full moon day in the month of Thai in the Tamil calendar. It celebrates the Birthday of Lord Subramaniam, the younger son of Lord Shiva. This is the day when people with utmost faith make and keep their vows. They pray to the Lord for help and once granted they keep up to their vows.
This festival is a day of penance. The main highlight is when the devotee takes the ‘Kavadi’. The ‘Kavadi Bearer’ wears the clothes of a ‘Pandaram’(a person who lives on alms alone). The devotee carries two pots attached to long stick containing rice, milk, and other things that the devotee wishes to offer the Lord and he carries this till the Temple.
But some devotees prefer to carry empty pots and fill it up by begging and even choose to walk barefeet till the temple.It also sees people pierce their body with sharp objects, they feel very close to God and are said to feel no pain, their wounds do not bleed and no scars are left behind. #tamilnadutourism#incredibleindia#Tamilnadu#wanderlust#traveldiaries#coimbatore#maruthamalai#mobilephotography