Month : January
Location : Palani, Tamil Nadu
Palani Temple dedicated to Murugan is center of this Festival, though migrant Tamil Hindu Population celebrates across South East Asian cities.
This is a very important festival, associated with pilgrimage to Palani. Devotees from Tamil Nadu reach Palani by foot (Pada Yathra) and worship. Beginning with flag-hosting at Perianayagiamman Temple, this festival runs on for 10 days. Kavadi of various types (with holy water, sugar, flowers, tender co-conuts, etc.,) are offered to Murugan at Palani. On the 6th day, there is procession of Lord Muruga with Valli and Deivanai in the Silver Car. During this, Kavadi dance and rural musical-dance are performed. On the 7th day there is "Thai Thaer" (wooden Car) and thousands of devotees participate in this. On the 7th day "Chinna Kumarar" goes round in His Golden Car.
The nearest airport of Coimbatore 100 Kms connects Palani with other major cities of India and the world by frequent flights.
Palani Railway station connect with all major cites,from here you can go onward journey.
The good motor able roads connect Palani with nearby towns. Madurai 118 kms, Trichy 154 Kms, Coimbatore 100 Kms. Regular bus services are available to all major cities.