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Masimagam Festival | Masimagam Festival in Pondicherry
Pondicherry is the small piece of land located near the state of Tamil Nadu. Pondicherry experiences a mishmash of culture where west and east blends to form a new culture. Masimagam Festival in Pondicherry, Festival Masimagam, Pondicherry festivals, festivals in Pondicherry, Festivals, Pondicherry festivities Pondicherry which was once a colony of French hosts various churches as well as various temples of Hindus. Masi Magam Festival is one of the main festivals that celebrated with great pomp and grandeur in Pondicherry.
Masi Magam Festival is the annual festival that takes place on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Masi which falls in between February and March. In this festival various traditional customs are observed like deities from the neighboring temples are brought around Karaikal and many devotees come to take holy dip in the sea to cleanse all the sins. Masimagam Festival in Pondicherry, Festival Masimagam, Pondicherry festivals, festivals in Pondicherry, Festivals, Pondicherry festivities The most significant deity is Sowriraja Perumal of Thirukannapuram.
The mythological tale is that Sowriraja Perumal was married to a woman of fisherman community and that made him to enter the fisherman village. The festival is observed on that occasion as the deity enters human society and people offers a hearty welcome to him.
Time to celebrate
This grand celebration takes place between the months of February and March which is the also known as Mashi according to Tamil calendar. Masimagam Festival in Pondicherry, Festival Masimagam, Pondicherry festivals, festivals in Pondicherry, Festivals, Pondicherry festivities Thousands of tourists gather and take part in the holy occasion.
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Masimagam Festival and Pondicherry festivitiesis observed on Full moon day of the 'Magam' asterism in the Tamil month of Masi (Feb-March). Festival Masimagam is that festival during which the spiritual self of the people reach its height as eminent in its festivity.
There is a unique way followed in the celebration of Festival Masimagam. To observe this festival, several statues of deities are brought from the temples in and around Pondicherry to the beach. On beach these statues are taken for sanctimonious sea bath.
As various deities are brought from numerous temples for celebrating Festival Masimagam, So you can find a big procession to the sea shore with the accompaniment of Nadhaswaram, images of Chakra (discus, the symbol of Vishnu) and the trisul (trident the symbol of Siva) near Kuruchikuppam in Pondicherry municipal area.
Masimagam Festival and Pondicherry festivals is a day-long celebration. From early morning to late night of the day, people remain busy in festivity. However, the celebration meets an end with the returning procession whereby deities who were carried to the sea shore for sanctimonious bath are taken back to their respective places in the evening.
Masimagam Festival and Pondicherry festivals is celebrated on a mass scale. Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists come to witness and participate in this festival.