Festivals and Events in Coorg

The tranquil beauty of Coorg pulsates with a number of local festivals and events every year. Time honoured legends and agrarian practices are the soul of these celebrations. Tourists and pilgrims arrive in big numbers see these events in Coorg.

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It is believed that River Cauvery takes rebirth and a fountain of water emerges from the sacred kund at Talacauvery. Kodava women offer Kanni Puje prayers. This Coorg festival in mid-October is marked with a large banquet of vegetarian delicacies.

Tibetan New Year ‘Losar’ is celebrated with much fanfare in the town of Bylakuppe. Monks at Namdroling monastery and local Tibetan population organise traditional mask dances, music and processions to honour the day. You can join the photography tours and capture every facet of this vibrant Coorg festival.

Ancestral homes (aine mane) are lovingly decorated with banana and mango leaves to observe Puttari, a.k.a Huttari. It is a harvest festival that commemorates the ‘rite of cutting paddy’. Lavish feasts, dance, ritual prayers and sports are organised a day after the paddy cutting.

Hockey is a passion in Coorg. Over Kodava 50 players have played International Hockey Tournaments representing India, with 7 of them being Olympians. This inspired different okkas (family units) to come together and initiate a Hockey tournament and festival every year.

Kail means weapons and Podh stands for festival. This celebration is an ode to the weapons of game and war of olden days. Knives, guns, swords, bows, arrows and firearms go through ritual cleansing before being placed in front of the prayer lamp. Kodavas dress in traditional attire and apply symbolic cut of the war knife (Odi Katti) on the plantain trunk.

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