Margazhi Festival in Chennai
Chennai Margazhi Festival, the month long reverberation resounding with the mystical notes of Carnatic music and graceful steps of Bharatnatyam, is celebrated with full glory in the city of Chennai every year. Fondly called as Margazhi Festival of Dance and Music, this is exactly what this festivity is all about.
Rendition of classical music and performance of traditional dances of Tamil Nadu are beautifully exhibited during this month of Margazhi that is stretched from Mid December to Mid January. It is, in fact, an excellent opportunity to witness the affluent traditions, food, and culture of South India that embarks heavily upon the music and dance.
History of Margazhi Festival in Chennai:
It is held across the city at varied venues including the elegant temples, heritage buildings, and auditoriums, alluring hordes of tourists and music aficionados alike. It is also quite accentuated by the cool weather during Margazhi month that makes this Festival even more inviting for the people seeking a delightful respite from the blistering heat of Chennai summers.
The Magnitude of Margazhi Festival:
As a result, it boasts of around 2000 participations being made by the most lustrous talents of Indian classical music and dance in more than 300 performances. It is an honor for the spirit of this festival.
Music at Margazhi Festival of Chennai:
It is also an excellent platform for the budding talents to groom in front of the connoisseurs of this arena.
They get a chance to perform and hone their skills with presence of the most respected exponents of Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages.
The instrumental music emanating from the Flute, Goottuyadyam, Thavil, Mrigandam, Veena, Nagaswaram, and Ghatam, produces such an enchanting resonance that totally captivates the listeners with their absolute melody.
The Festivities surrounding Margazhi Festival:
Interestingly, it is during this season that you can also discover the variety that constitutes South Indian music and dance as this festival is attended by the largest number of cultural organizations conducting the numerous events on every day of Chennai Margazhi Festival.