Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chithirai Festival - Religious extravaganza of Kodai

Kodaikanal is a promising land of hills, rivers, waterfalls, green valleys and plethora of sightseeing activities. This great tourist potential of Kodai made it popular as pride of the palani hills in Tamilnadu. Mountains with scenic beauty and dense forests make it the hot spot for trekkers. Kodai invites tourists, naturalists, students, trekkers and above all lots of honeymoon couples, who come here for its salubrious climate. The hill station is best to visit during its festivals like Chithirai Festival which is celebrated in the month of April.
chithirai festival

Chithirai is celebrated with great pomp and fervor throughout Tamilnadu but Madurai chithirai festival, keeps its own identity which is related with the wedding of Lord Sundareswarar and goddess Meenakshi. Venue of celebrations the Meenakshi temple in Madurai hosts splendid celebrations in which a beautifully decorated chariot carries the idols of god and goddess in a huge procession moving through surrounding region. The streets through which the chariot moves is packed with devotees, who welcome the procession by offering coconuts, camphor, incense sticks and flowers. Vicinity of the temple is buzzed up with fairs and festivals arranged specially for the festive period. Other major festival is Madurai chithirai thiruvizha supposed to be longest festival of the region lasts for a month. Chithirai is celebrated throughout Tamilnadu but kodai has its own style of celebrating this awesome festival. Name of the festival came from the name of Tamil month Chithirai and it is an altogether ten days extravaganza of exclusive celebrations amidst huge processions of Lord Kallazhaga the incarnation of lord Vishnu. Chithirai festival in kodaikanal witnesses’ vibrant celebrations and it is the best time to visit this city and view huge processions passing through city center.
chithirai festival in kodaikanal
There are many occasions, events and festivals to visit Kodaikanal, decide one of the convenient times to visit this city having a tremendous tourist potential. Chithirai festival 2014 is approaching fast if you are looking for a budget hotel in kodaikanal then book it at the earliest since the hotels at prime locations of this hill station are getting occupied at a faster pace during tourist season.

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