Koovagam Festival 2015 Dates



Koovagam Festival is dedicated to the worship of Aravan. It is said that Sri Krishna took the form of Mohini – a female form to marry Aravan who was to be sacrificed before the Mahabharata war. Koovagam Festival 2015 date is April 28. The marriage takes place on the day. Next day, on April 29, the thali is removed, mourning the death of Aravaan (Koothandavar). The festival is observed for a fortnight – nearly 18 days.

The festival observed at the is observed on the Tuesday before Chithirai Pournami or the full moon day in Chaitra month. 

Thousands of transgender, homosexuals and eunuchs participate in the festival.

The festival includes marriage of Iravan and his sacrifice. On the final day an effigy of Koothandavara (Iravan) is burned – symbolically his sacrifice.

Koovagam Village is located around 30 KM from Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.