Want to witness one of the best Spring-welcoming festivals of the South?
Well, take a short trip to the Meenakshi temple (Tamil Nadu) this April and behold the festival symbolising the unity of Saivitism and Vaishnavism – Chithirai.
This festival commemorates the coronation of Goddess Meenakshi as well as her marriage with Lord Sundareswara. Rich in its list of rituals, this celebration covers one of the longest spans – 30 days. The first half of this month denotes Lord Azhagar’s journey to Madurai, and the next half is symbolic of the celebration of the matrimonial event.
Chithirai covers a number of traditional rituals like Kodiyetram, Pattabhishekam, Dikvijayam, etc.These events mark the rich cultural heritage that the country boasts of. India Imprints salutes and shares this attachment and love for ethnicities.
Embrace your roots; hold your head high for you belong to a nation with quite possibly the best cultural diversity as its heritage.