Festivals

The 10 days annual bhramothsavam of Manakula Vinayagar temple is celebrated by the devotees from 1957. The festival of Drowpathiamman temple is celebrated for 22 days in the month of July-August. Fire walking ceremony attracts large crowds on the 18th day of the festival.

The car festival of Sri Tirukameeshwarar in Villianur gathers large number of devotees in Pondicherry and its neighboring state Tamilnadu. The car festival of this temple is celebrated in the month of May. The veerampattinam Car festival is also famous in Pondicherry.

The Maasi magma festival is celebrated on the sea shore near Kurusukuppam a little away to the north of Pondicherry. Deities from various temples in Pondicherry and Tamilnadu are brought in the car to participate in this annual celebration. The images of various God brought in a procession with Nadhaswaram music accompanied before every car, is taken around the town and finally to the sea shore. Here the deities are dipped in the sea and rituals are conducted. Later, the images are once again fixed to the car and taken back to their respective temples. The deities that come long distance from Mailam, Gingee, Deevanaur stay for two or three days in the town to enable the devotees to offer worship.

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