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Chitthirai Festival, Tamil Nadu

Brahmothsavam or Chitthirai festival is the chief festival celebrated in all temples for 10 days. Each day 'urchavar' or the processional deity is carried in procession on different vahanas like horse, bull, swan, lion, sun, moon etc.The a single at Madurai is indeed magnificent with Lord Vishnu landing on a golden horse for his sister Meenakshi’s marriage. A single major festival day of the 10 days may be the 'ArubathuŽmoovar Festival' day on which day all 63 Saivaite saints are taken in procession along with Lord Siva. The a single at Kapaleeswarar temple, Chennai, is very renowned. The 63 bronze idols in the 'Nayanmars' or Saivaite saints are taken in procession - a magnificent sight. Lakhs of individuals throng during these festivals.