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Thanjavur Festivals

Thanjavur festivals are celebrated with great religious fervor and enthusiasm. The Natyanjali Dance Festival and the Carnatic Classical Musical Festival are some of the prominent festivals of Thanjavur that bears relics to the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacy of the region.

The Natyanjali Dance Festival is celebrated for a continuous period of five days on the propitious religious event of Mahashivratri. The Dance Festival takes place in Chidambaram area of Thaanjavur which is situated besides the Bay of Bengal. The Natyanjali Dance Festival provides the classical dancers of India with a wonderful platform to display their unique dancing skills and rich cultural traditions.

The dancers perform the traditional performing art with great dedication and vigor which is reflected in their flawless performance. The unique dance festival of Thanjavur is dedicated to Lord Nataraj. The Dance Festival is organized in collaboration with The Natyanjali Dance Festival, Chidambaram, The Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, and The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The Carnatic Classical Musical Festival draws several renowned classical musicians and singers from far and wide to display their creative caliber. The Carnatic Classical Musical Festival is observed at Thiruvaiyaru which is at a short distance of 14 km from the ancient city of Thanjavur. The Classical Musical Festival is observed with great enthusiasm in the memory of the Carnatic musical maestro, Thyagaraja in the month of January.

An integral part of art and culture of Thanjavur, the musical and dance festivals of the place are celebrated on a grand scale.

Below is the list of Thanjavur Festivals:

Last Updated on 06 December 2011