Avani Moolam is a temple festival held at the Meenakshi-Sundereswarar Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It is a 10-day festival dedicated to reenacting Leelas or Divine Acts performed by Lord Shiva to help his devotees. This festival occurs in the month of Avani (August-September) in the Tamil Calendar.
This festival is celebrated on day in the month of Avani and celebrated in Madurai on the Moolam constellation, depicts of the legendary sports of Lord Shiva . On the day of festival people eating the pittu. On this day people take an image of Sundara, with a golden basket and a golden spade, is carried in a procession from the river to the temple.