Posted by : Prashant April 12, 2012
Fair and Festivals in Coimbatore
The events of Coimbatore are mainly the traditional ones such as community fairs and festivals.
The city hosts many Hindu temples. The Konniamman temple located at Big Bazaar is quite popular among those temples. Every year during summer a car festival (Rath Yatra) take place in honor of the Amman. Other temples such as Avinashi temple and Karamandai temples also host car festivals attracting a huge crowd. The popular Tamil festival Pongal and Vijaya Dashami would be celebrated with great fervor. On the Vijaya Dashami day Puja will be done in the offices, in the commercial centers. The city celebrates Christian and Muslim festivals also. Kartikeya Deepam, a popular festival of lights (Diwali) would be celebrated all across Tamil Nadu. Likewise the city of Coimbatore too celebrates.
Since Coimbatore is a commercial hub, the city holds commercial fairs and exhibitions occasionally. Polachi, a city in the Coimbatore district is a trade center. There would be weekly fairs in Polachi inviting spice traders especially, to display their products.