Kanchipuram Festivals Information

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Brahmotsavam festival is celebrated in the month of May at Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram. This festive is commemorated on an auspicious day of Vaishakh Poornima. This is a ten days long ustav in which Lord Vardaraja along with his consorts Sri Devi and Bhoodevi are given a ceremonial bath and adorned meticulously. Every evening the beautified effigies of Lord Varadaraja Perumal and his consorts are carried out in a grand procession.


Garudotsavam is a part of ten days festival at Sri Vaikunda Perumal temple in Kanchipuram. This festival is also known ‘Garuda Sevai Festival’. One this occasion Deities from nearby temples join the utsav and participate in the procession. Hundreds of devotees throng at this temple to seek the blessings of al Gods.

Temple Car festival:

The colossal grand temple chariots known as ‘Ther’ is adorned with beautiful flowers and colorful papers. This car dragging festival is celebrated on the 9th day of ten day Brahmotsava festival at Lord Varadaraja Perumal temple. Lots of devotees volunteer to drag this mammoth chariots.

Devadhiraj Mahotsavam:

This festival is celebrated once in 4 years on the top of Athigiri Mountains. On this day the effigy of Lord Varadaraja Perumal reclining on his Adhisesha( five faced serpent) is brought out on the hill top only for 48 hours.

The Naynar Uryavan Festival:

The Naynar Uryavan is celebrated to revere the 63 Naynar Saints when the idol of the Lord Ekamranath is taken around the city in a marvelous procession.

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