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  1. Thai Pongal - Pongal is a Hindu festival which is observed by people of Tamil Nadu on the first day of Thai Masam.

  2. Puthandu - Puthandu - the Tamil New Year is also known as Varusha Pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai.

  3. Deepavali - In Tamil Nadu Deepavali is observed when Chaturdashi Tithi prevails during Brahma Muhurat i.e. just before sunrise.

  4. Kedar Gauri Vrat - Kedara Gauri Vrat is mainly observed in Southern Indian states especially in Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kedara Vratham.

  5. Karthigai Deepam - The day when Karthigai Nakshatra coincides with Pournami in Tamil month Karthikai (Vrischika Zodiac) is known as Karthigai Deepam.

  6. Soorasamharam - For Tamil Hindus Soorasamharam is the final and the most important event of the six days Kanda Sashti festivities.

  7. Panguni Uthiram - Panguni Uthiram is an important day for Tamil Hindus. It is observed in Panguni month when Nakshatra Uthiram or Uttara Phalguni prevails.

  8. Vaikuntha Ekadashi - It is believed that Vaikuntha Dwaram is opened on this day and devotees who observe fast on Vaikuntha Ekadashi attain salvation.

  9. Vaikasi Visakam - Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as birthday of Lord Murugan. It is celebrated during Visakam Nakshatra in Tamil month Vaikasi.

  10. Thai Pusam - Thaipusam or Thai Poosam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. It falls in Tamil Solar month Thai.

  11. Karadaiyam Nombu - Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival which is celebrated at the time on Meena Sankranti or Sankramana.

  12. Masi Magam - Masi Magam, also known as Maasi Makam, is a Tamil Hindu festival which is celebrated by Tamil speaking people.

  13. Hanumath Jayanthi - Hanumath Jayanthi is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya and falls in January or December.

  14. Arudra Darshan - Arudra Darshan is observed during Margashirsha Amavasya and falls in January or December.

  15. Avani Avittam - On Avani Avittam, Brahmins ritually change their Upanayana thread along with Shrauta rituals.

  16. Chitra Pournami - Chitra Pournami, is dedicated to God Chitragupta.
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