Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

TeppakulamMadurai -  625001

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Type: Places of Worship

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Timings: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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The float festival was originated in the 17th century by king Tirumala Nayaka.The idols are then taken in palanquins and placed on a great raft-like structure, colourfully decorated with varieties of flower garlands, silken buntings, paper lanterns and masses of flowers.Hundreds of devotees catch hold of the two big ropes by which the float is drawn and they await the signal to start. One rope is pulled by men standing on the central island and second by those on the bank of the lake. After the final ritual of worship the priests give the signal and the men strain at the ropes.

The scene in the evening is even more wonderful and over a lakh of people gather to watch the procession. As dusk falls, all the five towers of the island temple glow with coloured light illumination. And thousands of little oil-lamps are lighted in the niches of the walls overhanging the lake. All are brightly reflected in the water and it looks as if the lake is a glow with its own light. Finally, the idols are mounted on a beautifully decorated golden horse and return to the main temple in a great procession.This float festival attracts large number of tourists and visitors and the entire city wears a festive appearence.

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