Observation of the annual days of departed souls and reverence
paid to the articles of worship of forefathers are highlights of
life in many families.
The place where the Shaivite and Vaishnavite saints
and philosophers were born or their bodily remains are interred
are never missed in pilgrimages. It is customary for the devotees
to visit each one of the temples sung by them . These are located
in the sea coast and islands, in hills, on river banks and
remote areas. Tamil folklore on spiritual personages
is founded on the bed rock of universalism and nationalism.