Kaveri Sankramana

Kaveri Shankramana or Tula Sankramana Kaveri Sankramana festival normally takes place in mid-October and is one of the prominent and sacred festivals of the Coorgs. Kaveri Sankramana is celebrated at Talakaveri the birth place of river Kaveri. On Kaveri Sankramana day a fountain from a small tank fills the holy tank at Talakaveri. People from all over the state gather … Continue reading

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Kailpodh

Kailpodh Festival Kailpold festival is celebrated during the end of the paddy sowing. Kail means weapon or armory and Pold means worship. The festival also signifies the day that men should prepare to guard their crop from wild boars and other animals. Hence, on the Kailpoldu day, the weapons are taken out of the Pooja room, cleaned and pooja is … Continue reading

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Puttari – The Harvesting Festival

Puthari: ‘Puttari’ means new rice, and Puttari or Huthari is the rice harvest festival in Coorg. Puthari is usually celebrated during end of November or early December. On the Puttari day, the whole family assemble in their ‘Ain Mane’ ( the common family house ) which is decorated with flowers, banana and mango leaves. Special foods like thambuttu, kadaumbuttu, holige … Continue reading

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Dasara in Coorg

Dasara or Vijayadashami is celebrated with great frevor in Coorg. This ten days festival is celebrated in Gonikoppa, Virajpet and Madikeri but Madikeri tops the celebrations and seconds the Mysore Dasara in Karnataka. Madikeri Dasara has a history of over 100 years. Madikeri Dasara starts off with Kargas from four Mariamma Temples. There will be a procession of 10 Mantapas … Continue reading

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Kunde Habba

Coorg Kunde Festival Kunde Habba is a traditional festival of the tribal people in Coorg which falls on the fourth Thursday during the month of May. Kunde habba is celebrated by the tribes largely at Thithimathi and Devarapura of Virajpet . The use of swear words against the gods is the specialty of this festival. According to the legend, God … Continue reading

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Kakkada Padhinett

Ashaada 18th Kakkada is nothing but Ashada of the Kannadigas, Aati of the Tulvas and Aadi of the Tamils. The 18th day of Kakkada month is celebrated as the festival pertaining to Ayurvedic herbs. Kakkada month in Kodava calendar in Coorg, is one considered of the significant and auspicious days. On the 18th day of “Kakkada” month, “maddhu soppu” a … Continue reading

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