Tamil Nadu is a land of festivals. Festivals in Tamilnadu too are generally religious, but it is the amount of culture that is displayed in these Tamilnadu festivals that makes them so very special. Most of the festivals of tamilnadu are Temple Festivals, come between September and November, and between March and June.
Pongal Festival is the harvesting Festivals of Tamilnadu. During this festival, people dedicate their thanks to Sun God, Air, Water, and Earth. The cook a meal called 'Pongal' which is made of rice, jaggery and milk. As the milk boils over, people shout in chorus Pongalo Pongal! Pongalo Pongal!! Pongal literally means boiling.
Thai poosam Festival - This festival is dedicated fully to Lord Murugan who is the son of main God Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. It is celebrated by the people on the full moon day. Thaipoosam refers to Tamil month of Thai and Poosam is the one of the important stars.ss
Thyagaraja Aradhana festival at Thiruvaiyaru - is dedicated to Saint Thyagarajar, the greatest saint who composed lots of bajans in Carnatic music. The one who witnesses Thyagaraja Aradhana festival is considered to be the luckiest. Thyagaraja Aradhana festival is conducted every year for five days during the month of January in honor of Thyagarajar and it is very famous temples of Tamilnadu.
The Natyanjali Dance Festival is dedication to the universal dancer Lord Shiva who is known as Lord Nataraja. This festival is held in the city of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The festival begins on the Maha Shivaratri, a day that is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is held in the prakara of the Chidambaram temple.
Karthigai Deeepam is observed on the full moon day in the month of Karthigai (November-December). Karthigai Deepam Festival is the light festivals of Tamilnadu. It is a nine day festival and on all days houses are illuminated with many lights and lamps. Karthigai Deeepam is also known as Bharani Deepam and Vishnu Deepam in Tamil Nadu.
During Pongal, the harvest festival celebrated in Tamil nadu, Jallikattu will be held as part of celebration.Jallikattu is held in Madhurai, Tiruchirapalli and Tanjore in Tamil Nadu. Bundles containing money are tied to the horns of ferocious bulls, and unarmed villagers try to wrest the bundles from them.
The Festival of Deepavali symbolises the triumph of good over evil. During the festival people light up their houses with lamps and lights. People take oil bath in the early hours of the day, called "Ganga Snanam" or holy dip in the Ganges, wear new clothes, fire crackers and eat sweets. Deepavali Festival is most famous and important festivals of Tamilnadu, India.