The colorful festival celebrated across the country deserving a special mention is the Navarathri celebrated for nine days. The three incarnations of the Goddess Parvathi as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi are worshipped during these nine days. Metal or wooden steps in odd numbers are bedecked and the idols of the God and Goddesses are arranged decoratively in the houses called Kolu. the arrangement starts with the grass and plants in the lowermost steps, then insects, small animals, domestic and wild animals, human beings placed in the bottom to top manner and Gods at the topmost row. This symbolizes the philosophy attaining the salvation through leading a pious life.
It is called as Vasantha Navarathri in North India, Kolu in Tamil Nadu and Dusserah in Andhra and Karnataka.
You will be mesmerized with the grandest durga poojas and celebrations in North India and the Kolu or the decorations in the temples of Tamil Nadu. In the world’s largest functioning temple complex Srirangam , you can enjoy the huge display of kolu in 35 different sets of steps. The celebration is going on in the Thousand Pillars Hall with daily concerts and other special programs to delight the worshippers. Come and be a part of the Navarathri celebrations which end 30th September 2017.