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Koovagam Festival 2018 Dates - Koovagam 2018 - Transgender Festival Live Videos

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 2018 date is May 1. The marriage takes place on the day. Next day, on May 2, the thali is removed, mourning the death of Aravaan (Koothandavar). The festivities begins a fortnight before the two important days mentioned above. Some rituals are held during these days too. The two-week long festival begins on April 17, 2018, and ends on May 4, 2018. Miss Kovagam competition will be held on April 30.

May 1 and May 2 dates are based on latest information provided by the official Temple website.

The festival 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 the 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.