Madurai, Tamil Nadu Anjali sharma
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Float Festival in Madurai

Float Festival is praised in Madurai (Tamil Nadu) on the night of the full moon between mid January and mid February consistently. The ornamented symbols of the two divinities, the God Sundaresa (incarnation of Shiva) and the goddess Meenakshi (incarnation of Parvati) with pearl crowns on their heads and riding on a brilliant bull are taken out in an impressive parade from the Meenakshi sanctuary. The event is God Alagar (incarnation of Vishnu) giving his sister Meenakshi, in marriage to Sundaresa in the midst of awesome celebrating. Aficionados dressed in yellow and red move among the group and shower shaded water on them. The symbols are drifted around the sanctuary tank (Mariamman Theppakulam in Vandiyur ) on an uncommonly developed flatboat decked with blossoms and flashing lights to the sound of customary music.

The Mariamman Theppakulam in Vandiyur, 5km south east of Meenakshi Temple is one of the colossal Temple tanks in South India. Worked in 1636, the tank 1,100 ft by 950ft just about an immaculate square, has an island structure in the middle with a patio nursery and sanctuary which reveres an icon of Lord Vigneshwara, the elephant-confronted god. The tranquil waters of the tank turn beautiful when the mandapam is lit up and the sanctuary gods are gotten to it finished buoys. The tank is associated with waterway Vaigai through underground channels. The stone steps driving down to the tank on every one of the four sides and the hallowed place was work by Tirumala Nayak. This celebration draws in pioneers from everywhere throughout the nation.

Best Time to visit Float Festival in Madurai

Mid Jan – to mid Feb

How to Reach Float Festival in Madurai

Air : Madurai has a household end with day by day flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Tiruchirapalli and Mumbai.

Rail : Rail associations are accessible from Chennai (8 hrs) and Rameswaram (6 hrs.)

Street: Madurai is additionally extremely very much associated by street. Private and state-run transports employ frequently from every single major citie in Tamil Nadu.

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