Prominent Festivals:-

Pongal
•One of the most awaited events in Thanjavur.
•Celebrated with great passion and vigor. 
•The term Pongal signifies sweet dish of rice which is eaten on the Pongal festival day.
•Jaggery, Cardamom and cashew nuts are also included in this dish for the celebration.
•People dedicate this dish to God Surya, also known as The Sun God. 

Celebrated every year on 14-15 January. 

Saraswathi Pooja
•Preparations of Krishnanattam, Kathakali, and Kalaripayattu etc. usually begin on this day.
•Festival is meant for the worship of Goddess Saraswathi.
•Celebrated on last 3 days of Navaratri Festival.
Utsavam
• Meant for the purification and revitalizing powers of the deity.
•Celebrated on the day of Pushya in the month of February-March.
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