The one destination that every devotee wants to visit in South India is Tiruvannamalai. The pilgrims strongly believe that visiting the Arunachaleswarar Temple on the auspicious day of Karthigai Deepam brings good luck and fortune to them. This thousand-year-old shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva, fondly called Arunachaleshwarar or Annamalayar by the devotees. Thousands of people travel from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai to participate in the special arti on the day of the Karthigai Deepam festival.
The Thirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Board has opened online ticket bookings for the ₹ 300 special Darshan and Laddu bookings for this December.
2020 has been a whirlwind year for everyone, and the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the travel plans for many. But the travel restrictions have been lifted in several places in India now, and travel destinations are gearing up to receive an influx of tourists. The Ayudha Pooja holidays are a perfect time to plan a vacation with your family and destress yourself from all the worries. There is no other better place than hill stations to spend a long vacation. <br/>
Here is a list of top hill stations where you can go for a family trip this Vijayadasami holiday!
Have you decided on your new year celebration plan? No? We can help you sort it out soon as 2021 is just around the corner. We recommend you head to Pondicherry as it is one of the liveliest destinations during new year's eve. It is also famous for its rave new year parties with fireworks, unlimited alcohol, and live music.</br>
Are you confused about which places to visit in Pondicherry? Here's a list of the top 5 places in Pondicherry where you can drink and dance all night. <br>
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The harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, Pongal festival, generally falls in the Tamil month of Thai (January), and this year it will be celebrated on 14th January. It is regarded as the oldest festival in India as its origin can be dated back to the Sangam Age (200 B.C. to 300 A.D). Initially, it was celebrated as a Dravidian Harvest festival and was called "Thai Niradal." On the day of the festival, all unmarried girls got together and prayed for an agricultural prosperity. Goddess Katyayani, one of the nine avatars of Goddess Durga, was worshiped during Thai Nadal.<br>
Then during the reign of Pallavas, Pongal was celebrated as ‘'Paavai Nonbu". During that time, the young girls offered prayers to God for yearly rain, bringing prosperity for people. Throughout the month of Margazhi, they did not drink milk or any milk products. They even avoided applying oil to their hair. All these traditions paved the way to the Pongal festivity of today.<br>
Pongal is celebrated for days, and each day has its own significance. Read on to know more about how each day of Pongal is celebrated.