People and Culture of Madurai



People and Culture of Madurai has a strong bearing upon its past. The kingdoms that ruled Madurai have left an indelible mark on the culture of the city.

Madurai is one of the most populated cities of Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, most of the people living in Madurai are Hindus, though Muslims and Christians also live there. Among the languages spoken by the people of the city are Tamil, Saurashtra and English.

A number of festivals are a part of the people and culture in Madurai. In fact, these festivals form an integral part of the social structure of the city. Among the festival that form a part of the people and culture of Madurai are:

  • Pongal - Pongal is celebrated in January to pay tribute to the Sun God. It is observed for three days, namely Bogi, Pongal and Mattu Pongal.
  • Chithirai Festival - Chithirai Festival is celebrated between the months of April and May. According to the legend, Lord Shiva came to attend the marriage ceremony of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar.
  • Float Festival - Float festival is celebrated on the full moon night between the months of January and February. On this occasion, the images of Lord Sundaresa and Goddess Meenakshi are taken out of the Meenakshi Temple in a huge procession.
Besides these festivals, we also come across a number of other festivals in Madurai. Some of them are Festival of Cradle, Jallikattu, Dance Festival, Navarathri Festival and Avanimoolam Festival.

Moreover, art and crafts of the city also form an important part of the people and culture at Madurai. The city is famous for its silk saris. Besides, Madurai is also known for its sandalwood carvings and cotton handloom.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011



     


     

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