The city of Pondicherry in India offers a perfect blend of all religions, cultures as well as heritages and is the best place to taste a blend of the east and the west when in India. There are several festivals celebrated in the city and the Villianur car festival is one of the main celebrations that many people take part in. The Villianur temple car festival, also known as the Brahmotsavam, is the annual festival of the Thirukameswar Kokilambal temple in Villianur, Pondicherry. This vibrant Hindu festival in India is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of May each year.
The Villianur Car festival is an ancient tradition practiced by the villagers to pay respect to the famous deity Thirukameswar Kokilambal. The festival is given its name because a “temple car” or rather a chariot that is decorated with colourful flowers and décor is used to take the statue of the god Thirukameswar Kokilambal on a procession throughout the neighborhood. The procession visits the local areas of the village and ends its journey at the temple. The chariot is generally pulled by the devotees taking part in the procession and it is considered to be a very holy tradition to do so.
A certain group of devotees at the festival sponsor the supply of curd, rice, sandal and buttermilk to the thousands of adherents who attend the festival and it is believed that by doing this their wishes will be fulfilled. The festival goes on for a period of ten days and the highlight of it is the procession that parades the deity, and this usually falls on the ninth day of the colourful event.
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