Thiruvadirai: Thiruvadirai Kali, Thiruvadirai kootu (thaalagam),ThiruvathiraKali

Thiruvadirai falls in the month of Marghazhi (Dhanu)3 and is auspicious for Lord Shiva.

According to Hindu mythology, Parvati performed rigorous penances in order to win Shiva as her husband. Shiva, pleased with her commitment agreed to take Parvati as his wife on this vary day of Thiruvathira.

Thiruvadirai kali and kootu (thaalagam) are traditional dishes prepared on this day

Thiruvathirakali / Kaikottikali (Dance)
Thiruvathirakali is is a very popular dance form of Kerala, It is usually performed in connection with the Native festival called Onam and Thiruvathira. The festival Thiruvathira comes in Dhanu Maasam (January). Thiruvathirakali is also called as "Kaikottikali".

On this day, women perform the dance for the well being of their husbands.

Thiruvadirai Kali and Thaalagam(Kootu) Recipe

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