Name of Festival : Thiruvadhirai festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Thiruvadhirai festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Margazh (December-January).
Major Territory of Celebration
Thiruvadhirai festival is celebrated in Tamil Nadu
Worship in Festival
In this festival people worship in the Lord Shiva
Thiruvadhirai or Arudhra Darshan festival is celebrated in Tamil Nadu and it is celebrated on the full moon day of Margazh (December-January). On the day of festival people worship the Lord Nataraja , the dancing Shiva.People believed that Loard shiva have given darshan to saint Manickavacakar on this day on the completion of his recital of Thiruvampavai.In Perur of Melai Chidambaram, Lord Shiva is believed to have given darshan to Kamadhenu , a divine cow on this day.On the day festival early morning abhishek is commenced on the image of Shiva and ceremony continues till day-break when the lord give darshan to the cow.