festivals held auspicious to Krishna are celebrated with pomp and
splendour. The ten-day annual festival celebrated in Meenamasa
falling in March - April has the greatest pull and the pageantry
attending on it draws thousands. It has many specials and they are
observed with due fanfare. The ninth day festival is a grand affair
and processions and feasts feast the eyes and fill the bellies of
visitors and artistes as well.
is on this day the Natakasala Sadya - a grand
feast in honour of the Marars, the traditional percussion artists is
held. The artists are honoured fittingly, with trophies and titles,
in addition to sumptuous feast. The story goes that Lord Krishna
himself takes delight in serving the artistes with his own hands.