Thiruvathirai Festival, also known as Arudra Darisanam or Arudra Darshan, is observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December – January) on Thiruvathirai Nakshatram Day. It is a celebration of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, which represents the continuous cycle of creation and destruction.
Thiruvathirai Kali and Kootu (also known as Thalagam) are the special food prepared in the morning and offered to Lord Shiva. Here are some of the dishes made for this festival.
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A festival sweet made during Thiruvathirai festival made with rice and jaggery.
A dish traditionally made for Thiruvathirai Festival and Pongal with mixed vegetables.