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Culture

Saroma takes you to the land of culture whose  almanac is overflowing with culturally important festivals. The traditions and customs of olden times… still very much prevalent and can be seen during the festivals that are celebrated in the state….. The dance festivals like “Natyanjali Dance Festival” are the latest tourist appeal of this place.

Most of the festivals are Temple Festivals. These festivals fall according to the months in Indian Calendar. And most of the temple festivals come between September and November, and between March and June.

Festivals

Pongal, called Tamizhar Thirunaal (festival of Tamils) or Makara Sankranti in other parts of India is one of the most important festivals of this enchanting state. The festival is celebrated for four days with the first day being Bhogi Pongal, the second day is Surya Pongal, which is the main day which falls on the first day of the tenth Tamil month Thai (January 14 or January 15 in western calendar) the third day Maattu Pongal and the final day is Kaanum Pongal.

The first month and first day in the Tamil calendar is “Chittirai”, it is celebrated as Tamil New Year.

Aadi Perukku is celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month Aadi, which celebrates the rising of the water level in the river Cauvery.

Major Hindu festivals including Deepavali, Saraswathi Poojai (Dasara), Krishna Jayanthi and Vinayaka Chathurthi are celebrated widely. In addition, Christmas, Eid ul-Fitr, Easter and Bakrid are celebrated by Christians and Muslims in the state.

Music

Saroma invites all music lovers you to experience the musical history of Tamilnadu with all its grandeur and excellence……. 

The Kings of ancient Thamizhagam created sangams for Iyal Isai Nadagam (Literature, Music and Drama). Ladies who work in the fields used to sing kulavai songs. Odhuvars, Sthanikars or Kattalaiyars offer short musical programmes in the temples by singing the devotional Thevaram songs. Carnatic music is also very famous here. The three saint composers of the nineteenth century, Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastri, have composed thousands of songs.  M.S.Subbulakshmi, is a renowned carnatic singer from the state.

Music composers Ilaiyaraaja and Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman are from this musical state…..

Cuisine

The cuisine of Tamilnadu has one asking for more….

Saroma takes you there to experience this with its fine choice of eating places….. Slowly gaining a distinct place on the culinary map of India…..

Rice and rice-based dishes form a major part of Tamil cuisine. Traditionally, food is served on a banana leaf. Rice mixed with sambar, vegetarian or non - vegetarian Kulambu, Rasam, Curd and Buttermilk form the main course. This is accompanied with various dishes like Kootu, Aviyal, Poriyal, Appalam, Pickles and Chicken / Mutton / Fish fry.

Their breakfast receipes are famous worldwide; their breakfast includes Dosai, Idly, Vadai, Pongal and Uthappam and many more such delicious varities. Traditionally prepared Filter Coffee is unique in taste and popular all over. The Chettinad region is famous for its spicy non-vegetarian cuisine.