are several types of kavadi, like rose water kavadi, milk kavadi etc. The kavadi
bearers wear normally yellow dress and walk hundreds of miles on foot.
Practically they dance to the tunes of instrumental music throughout and reach
the temple after days of journey. On reaching, they redeem the vow in strict
accordance with agama in tenets. Realising the multifarious benefits it showers,
all classes of people take vows to offer this ardeous prayer service. It is
estimated that during Tahaipusam more than a lakh kavadis come from different
is indeed a fascinating spectacle to watch the kavadi bearers pass through the
roads. Pious people lining the entire route enthuse them by offering drinks, in
token of their appreciation and devotion. This colourful procession does not
confine to particular .day, but on several festival days, this tradition
surfaces and delights both the beholders and bearers. The sounds of 'Harohara'
let out by the kavadi bearers certainly awaken the kailasa vasivs, specially his
loving parents who enjoy the sight of their favourite's glory with eyes wide
open and heats overflowing with joy.