Ellamman Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Every year Tamil month Chithirai (சித்திரை) first Amavasya, a famous 10 days great festival called Float Festival (தெப்ப உற்சவ திருவிழா) is celebrated for Ellamman. The first nine days Lord is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers to ride around the village in the “Bullock Cart” with different avatar in each day to show these avatars to the village pilgrims. The carnival is very grand on the 10th day i.e. on Amavasya. All village people with their relatives from nearby cities & towns gather near the Theppakulam at Ellamman temple.
Lord Sri Devi Ellamman is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers. And Amman swing on the Oonjal then the lord is transferred to a floating boat to circle around the Theppakulam on wonderful night with colourful crackers. The joyful carnival ends on the next day with stage drama (தெருக்கூத்து). Also there are many other Hindu spiritual activities will happen on the entire day. Do not miss this great carnival.
Legend / Local stories
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Nathanallur is a small village in Walajabad taluk, Kanchipuram district, Tamilnadu, India. Tamil Nadu state highway 48 is passing through Nathanallur village. Nathanallur is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.1 kilometres (41.7 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.
This Village is located very near to Walajabad Town. There is no specific public transport for Nathanallur. But people will get the public bus on junction (Nathanallur Koot road) at SH 48 where route 79 and 579A buses are available at every 10 minutes interval. Walajabad is the only nearby railway station for local Trains.