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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the most famous festivals and events in Tanjore?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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Ever wondered what a festival would be like in the land where culture and tradition is celebrated so much? Well, visit Tanjore during a festival and figure out for yourself!


  • Pongal

Around mid January, the Thanjavur dolls up for its harvest festival - Pongal. Cattle - cows and other animals are the focal point of the festival and are elaborately decorated. And, extravagant food, rituals and celebrations dot the occasion. It is one of the most awaited festivals in the entire state and the energy it brings is certainly worth being a part of.


  • The Natyanjali Dance Festival

It's a five day affair along the Bay of Bengal where classical dancers across India come together and showcase their dancing skills. Celebrated around February/March, it is a cultural feast of performances - natya, rhythm, rasa and mudras all combine together in various styles and combinations to honour Lord Nataraja.

TheDepartment of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India combine efforts to put up this celebration and make it a success.


  • The Carnatic Classical Musical Festival

Come and experience the magic of sur and taal at the Carnatic Classical Music Festival in Tanjore. Singers and artists from near and far come to Thiruvaiyaru for to take part in this festival. It is celebrated in the month of January in memory of Thyagaraja, the musical legend. It is a festival of creative showcase and there is nothing like listening to classical music than in its own birthplace.

Tanjore is the land of music and dance. Experience classical dance and music like never before at the Tanjore festivals. It will be a time you'll never forget!

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