Avani Moolam 2015

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.

About Festival
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.