Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

Mayana Kollai Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Mayana kollai festival celebrated in Angakamman temples symbolise saviour of womanhood and reclaiming power.

 

 

It is celebrated at all Angalamman temples in Arcot districts- Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore and Villupuram.

 

 

Angalamman means goddess of bones/skull, so there is a speculation among people that the festival is about feminine energy (Shakti) to reclaim power, strength and anger against negativity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: The New Indian Express, March 09, 2019, Chennai.