Chithirai festival

Devotees in thousands partake in Srirangam Chithirai temple car festival held after two years

Extra security and safety precautions were taken to ensure that the festival goes on smoothly in the aftermath of the recent Thanjavur tragedy.

published on : 30th April 2022

Lord Kallazhagar returns to Alagar malai

Kallazhagar returned to the Alagar temple on Wednesday afternoon.

published on : 21st April 2022

Sekar Babu assures steps will be taken to prevent stampedes in temples

The district collector also inspected in person, events such as the celestial marriage and car festivals.

published on : 19th April 2022

Vaigai takes the edge off water woes in Madurai

Residents have however urged the civic body to take proactive steps to solve the scarcity as the coming months could vastly worsen the situation.

published on : 18th April 2022

Two dead, eight injured in stampede at Madurai temple’s Chithirai festival

The victims collapsed due to suffocation before being rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital where doctors declared them dead.

published on : 17th April 2022

Chithirai festival: Kallazhagar enters Vaigai after 2 years

A large number of devotees, especially youngsters were seen taking part in the procession and standing in possible places to witness Kallazhagar entering into Vaigai. 

published on : 17th April 2022

Chithirai festival: Devotion floods Madurai as temple cars hit street

Lakhs of devotees thronged all four Maasi Streets and pulled the wooden temple cars of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple as part of the Chithirai festival on Friday.

published on : 16th April 2022

Chithirai festival: Kallazhagar procession flagged off

Lord Kallazhagar’s procession, one of the main events of the ongoing Chithirai festival, started from the Alagar temple on Thursday evening.

published on : 15th April 2022

Thanjavur Big Temple car taken out after two years for Chithirai festival

The car procession began at 6.50 am and progressed through West Main Street, North Main Street, East Main Street and South Main Street, and ended at 11.50 am.

published on : 14th April 2022

Chithirai fest brings back fizz to Madurai business

Teeming crowds at Chithirai festival gives solace to Madurai traders who lost business for two years due to lockdown

published on : 14th April 2022

Chithirai festival preparedness discussed during Madurai corporation's first council meeting

Meanwhile, special arrangements have been made for 40 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to participate in the Chithirai festival.

published on : 13th April 2022

Chithirai festival: An event teeming with traditions

Visual spectacle, lynchpin of social harmony, and fount of myriad stories, Chithirai festival in Madurai dons many roles

published on : 12th April 2022

Festival spirit back in Madurai

Devotees await Kallazhagar’s entry into Vaigai river after two years

published on : 11th April 2022

Two years on, Koothandavar temple festival resumes in Koovagam

Situated in Koovagam village  in Kallakurichi district, Koothandavar temple brings transpersons from across the country in April, during Chithirai festival's main event.

published on : 7th April 2022

Koothandavar temple's Chithirai festival resumes after two years in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi

Situated in Koovagam village in Kallakurichi district, Koothandavar temple brings transpersons  from across the country.

published on : 7th April 2022

Chithirai Thiruvizha in Thoonga Nagaram begins

Amid the Vedic hymns by the temple priests and thousands of devotees' presence, the flag was hoisted in the temple’s 'Kodimaram' in the morning.

published on : 6th April 2022

Chithirai Festival: Elaborate plans in place, policemen on their toes

For the celestial wedding which falls on April 14, the police have also made arrangements for vehicle parking.

published on : 6th April 2022

Colourful start to Chithirai Brahmotsavam at Madurai's Meenakshi temple

The much-awaited Chithirai festival, also known as ‘Chithirai Brahmotsavam’, kicked off in the city on Tuesday after a gap of two years due to the pandemic.

published on : 6th April 2022

TN farmers pin hopes on Chithirai festival after flower prices fall

The farmers have now pinned their hopes high on the upcoming Chithirai festival, which will be held after a gap of two years, and have started with the harvest.

published on : 28th March 2022