Monday, July 16, 2007

Teppakulam - Madurai

Welcome to my hometown Madurai and beautiful spot to visit is Teppakulam (walkable from my home :) )

Madurai is also known as 'Temple City' and also called 'City of Festivals'

Teppakulam means a Tank to be filled with water and once in a year this tank will be filled with water from the Vaigai river during the month of January/February for the 'Float festival' ([ Tamil, Teppa Thiruvizha (Thiruvila)]

During this festival, Lord Siva and Goddess Meenakshi will go around the Tank in a Teppam (boat) from the temple to the Center of the Teppakulam after taking 3 rounds in the water. Lot of people will be visiting and worship the God.

People crowd will be a lot during this festival time frame. Many from nearby villages, cities will visit during this festival.
Other Links:
Meenakshi Temple: http//www.madurai.com/meena.htm
Teppakulam: http://www.madurai.com/teppam.htm (Map link)
Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace: http://www.madurai.com/palace.htm

Photos by Anent Prakash

4 comments:

Ravibhai said...

very nice information. Now tank has full of water due to heavy rain and decorated with colors. We (Madurai people) are inviting you all to participate in the festival. Thank you.

Ravibhai.
knkravindran@gmail.com.

VaishVijay said...

Very nice pictures. Even my gher is walkable distance from Thepakkulam, I did visit there last November...

Anent Prakash said...

Thank you Ravibhai Dha, VaishVijay. Yes, this time the water is filled up earlier and boating in progress.

Preetha Venkatesh said...

V r all missing this thinaal who far away frm madurai.
Physically v r not there,but mentally every year I think abt festival & remember the past times that v enjoyed.
before my marriage, when my childwood I went with my grandma. This festival is useful to get-together function.
Hence peoples who r in madurai, attend this festival, enjoy it.

With regards
Preetha venkatesh.

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