Posted by : Prashant April 23, 2012
Fairs & Festivals of Kanyakumari
|Cape Festival of Kanyakumari|
The southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari is famous tourist destination of Tamil Nadu state. Popularly known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari happens to be the place where Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean meet. This meeting point is considered to be sacred one and hence a large number of people throng there on special occasions to take the holy dip. Being an ancient city and a part of Tamil Nadu state, Kanyakumari celebrates all major festivals celebrated in other parts of the state. Besides, the city is also known for its Cape festival organized and celebrated with great enthusiasm every year.
Cape Festival of Kanyakumari is celebrated with much fanfare. The festival comes in the month of October and witnesses a large number of visitors thronging there from far and wide. Several cultural and entertainment programs are organized during this three day long festival. Roman Catholic Church in Kanyakumari is known for hosting holy annual festival.
Navratri is another major festival celebrated with great enthusiasm in Kanyakumari. The festival comes in the month of October and lasts for nine days. Pongal is one of most important festivals celebrated in southern states of India. The festival is also celebrated on large scale in Kanyakumari. The festival lasts for four days and witnesses several cultural and religious events being organized during the celebration of the festival. Karthigai Deepam is yet another prominent festival celebrated Kanyakumari. This nine day festival is marked by numerous cultural and religious activities.