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My India. Madurai’s float festival

If there is any South Indian festival that can match the glitters of Diwali in North India, Navrarti in Gujarat, Durga Pooja in West Bengal and Ganesha Chaturthi in Maharashtra then it is Madurai’s float festival. Observed on the full moon night between mid-January and mid-February, the festival is celebrated since 17th century at the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple of the city.

Madurai, a temple town in Madurai was wrapped up in blanket of colours as the city observed the famous float festival at the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Traditionally known as Theppotsav, the festival begins with a spectacular possession of the embellished idols-Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwarar during the wee hours of the day.

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