Teppam Festival is a Great Showcases of South Indian Culture

By on October 17, 2019
South Indian Culture

The Teppam Festival is a great showcase of the rich south Indian culture and traditions. It is an amazing spectacle that draws many visitors and pilgrims from all over the world. Will you be taking part in the 12-day festivities over the full moon between January and February?

I am planning a trip and booked my flights with Air India to head to Tamil Nadu to see the rituals performed on the waters of Mariamman Teppakulam Lake which is located next to Meenakshi Amman Temple. As a world traveler, I have become very successful in finding where to find cheap flights and the best deals. I am looking forward to enjoying the following beauties and wonders of the Teppam Festival.

Spraying of the Attendees

It is wonderful to be part of a joyous event. I find that the celebrations in Asia tend to be more eventful, including more participating that the festivities in the Western culture. In something similar to another famous Hindu festival of Holi, devotees wear clothes which are yellow and red in color and dance among the crowd, spraying colored water all around in joy and celebration.

Palanquins Procession

The procession from the temple to the lake is lead by adorned elephants and horses with loud music and thousands of people following in toe with great ceremonial splendor.South Indian Culture

Watching the Floats

I have been told that the raft holding everything is pulled around the lake Teppakolam by two groups of people. One group is based on the small island in the center of the lake, the other group walks around the shore of the lake. At dusk is when it all really starts with the oil lamps, lighting and lanterns make the whole lake glow.

Fireworks

It would not be an Indian celebration without fireworks. The fireworks blaze the night sky which is then colored with green and red flares. The thuds and cracks of the fireworks will have you in awe and celebrating long into the evening.

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Taking in the Sights From Around the Area

Madurai has an offering of temples, mesmerizing architecture and grand fairs to see. With the hustle and bustle of all the visitors and pilgrims concentrated in the area, there is sure to be an electric atmosphere. I have already planned to see Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and the Gandhi Memorial Museum.

I am looking forward to tasting a bit of the old world traditions and new world technology in India on this trip. Perhaps you will join me next time? You can book cheap flights with me.

 

 

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Teppam Festival is a Great Showcases of South Indian Culture