Events & Festivals


Pongal is celebrated with gusto all over Tamil Nadu but the celebrations in Madurai are like no other. The entire district comes to a standstill for three days

Chithirai Festival

It is celebrated to commemorate the marriage of Lord Sundareshwar with Goddess Meenakshi.  The Thiruvila where thousands of devotees gather on the streets to the chariots of the Lord and his consort.

Oonjal Festival

In Oonjal Festival the idol of the Lord Sundareshwar and his consort are placed on a swing that is rocked gently in a mirror chamber.On the final day of the festival, Abhishekam is performed on the idols.

Aavani Festival

Aavani festival is celebrated to mark the coronation of Lord Sundareshwar. It is celebrated for 18 days where several deities are venerated. Some of them include Chandrashekarar, Subramanyan and Manicka Vasagar Peruman.

Alagar Festival

During the month of June, lakhs of devotees visit the banks of the River Vaigai to witness Kallalagar crossing the river to attend his sister’s wedding.

Festival of Cradle

Popular festival and it makes the city alive. It’s once again a mass of people together participate in this festival. Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar are brought into a mirror chamber and placed them into a swing for nine days

Dance Festival

Cultural festival organized by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department, dance recitals are the high point of the 15-day festival. Dancers from all over the nation participate in this fifteen-day…