Thiruvathirai or Arudra darishanam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva (Nataraja)All the shiva temple have special event on this occasion.It comes in the month of Margazhi at thiruvathira star/ poorami
There are rudrabhishekam for Lord Shiva in early morning.Onthis day unmarried women and girls take bath early in the mroning, wear  new clothes  sit near the vilakku. We prepare Kali and thalakam with all vegetables, banana, beetle leaves coconut do the naivedyam and seek lord Shivas blessing.

In Kerala they dance thiruvthira kaikottu kali.

Thiruvathirai Kali and Talagam

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