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Chennai Culture


The people of Chennai are staunch believers of custom, convention and thus observe the religious rites with piety and devotion.

Food : Authentic Chettinad cuisine is highly acclaimed all over India. Here, a ‘Tiffin’ or a light meal comprises of
  • Idli
  • Dosai
  • Pongal
  • Vadai
  • Coconut chutney
  • Sambar
  • Mulagapodi along with hot filter Coffee
A typical Tamil Meal is usually served in a green Banana Leaf and consists of
  • Steamed rice
  • Sambar
  • Dry curry
  • Rasam
  • Kootu
  • Curd/ buttermilk
For the Non-vegetarians, the above palate is accompanied with curries or dishes cooked with mutton, chicken or fish. Few betel leaves, nuts and a banana draws the finishing line to the meal.
Films: Chennai is the capital of Kollywood, a style and trend setter in the state. The people of Chennai are avid fans of films. In fact as many as three full blown actors of this industry have emerged as three popular chief ministers of the state.
Arts: Madras Music academy organizes a five day music festival in which traditional singers of Carnatic music both from as well as outside the state participate. Another occasion known as Chennai Sangamam is organized every January. This spectacular cultural fare showcases the various talents and art forms of Tamil Nadu and is visited by thousands of art enthusiasts.

Festival in Chennai

Pongal: is the greatest festival in Chennai. It involves five days of continuous worship, with prayers offered to the Sun, Nature, the cattle and the like. Mattu Pongal is the most vibrant of all of them when thanksgiving ceremony to the beautifully adorned cattle makes the city come alive with color, pomp and religiosity