Events and Festivals in Trincomalee

  • Ther Thiruvazha (Chariot Festival): Celebrated in the month of April, Ther Thiruvizha is a 22-day long festival celebrated in the preparation of the Gods for the New Year. The procession of the extravagantly decorated chariot of Lord Konesar followed by the chariots of Pillaiyar and Murugan is the main highlight of this festival.
  • Sivarathri: Observed in the month of February, the 3-day long festival of Sivarathri is celebrated as a means to commemorate Lord Konesar. Each day of the festival involves a deity being paraded on the chariots.

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