CAR FESTIVAL AT KALIYAPERUMAL TEMPLE IN ARIYALUR

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Location : Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu
Celebrated: Annually
Held For: 10 day


The Kaliyaperumal temple is a major attraction of Ariyalur. This temple is famous for its "Car festival" which is conducted yearly. The people of Ariyalur celebrate the festival grandly.

A Ten-Day Celebration
The car festival is a 10-day celebration for the small town of Ariyalur. The festival starts with the day of "Srinavame" in the month of Chithirai or Panguni (March-April). The grand event of Eganthem Sevai for Varatharajapermual is on 10th day of festival. The festival attracts people from all over the state of Tamil Nadu.

The temple is also famous for the Puraittasi Saturdays. Every year in the month of 'Puraittasi' (September), special Pujas, 'Arathanai', 'Abishekams', etc are done on the four Saturdays. This also is a major attraction of the Kaliyaperumal temple.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Trichy.
Rail: Ariyalur is well connected by rail with all the major cities within cities.
Road: Ariyalur is accessible by road with the important places within and beyond the state. Ariyalur is located 250-km south of Chennai and 60-km from Trichy towards northeast.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation options are available at the small hotels in Ariyalur or at the hotels in Trichy.



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