Sunday, October 1, 2023

Fairs and Festivals

Temple Festivals

Temple Festivals (Ustavam)

Utsavam means feast and festival specially in temples whether of Siva, Vishnu or of any other deity, male or female. These lasts generally from five to ten days. They do not take place in March. Each temple has its own period of Utsavam, but they never come during the rainy season.

There are three sorts of Utsavams 1) Patahadi 2) Dhwajadi  and 3) Ankuradi. In temples all the three are celebrated.