May 20th

The Villanur Temple Festival is centered on Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple, also known as Villianur Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The temple built during the Chola Empire in the 12th Century carries the rich cultural legacy of the region forward. Every year during the ten days of Brahmotsavam devotes flood the temple for prayers and rituals.

It is also believed that this temple has a touch of French heritage in its customs, giving it a unique historical interest. The annual Temple Car Festival, held between May and June, revolves around hordes of devotees pulling the deity’s chariot as a form of worship. The temple not only is important for its religious importance but also commemorates the historical glory of the 12th Century.

Villianur Car Fest

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