Dindigul is an important town in Tamil Nadu and the culture of Dindigul is mostly Tamil. Though the majority are Hindus and there are a number of Muslims and Christians living in Dindigul as well. Dindigul is one of the most important trading centers in South India and that is why many people from all over India comes to Dindigul for business purposes.
Festivals in Dindigul
Pongal is the most important festival of Dindigul. Pongal festival takes place in the month of January. The people of Dindigul also celebrate the Tamil New Year or “Varudapirappu” with enthusiasm. Other important festivals celebrated in Dindigul are Dipavali, Christmas, New Year, Eid and so on.
Art and Culture of Dindigul
People of Dindigul are eloquent in different formats of arts, like visual arts, music and dances. In Dindigul, classical dance is one of the most favorite hobbies of the people. Apart from classical dance, classical vocal music and Karnatic Raag Sangeet are very common among the people of Dindigul. A number of music and dance schools in Dindigul trains both young and adults on classical music and dance. The average literacy rate of Dindigul is 89.1% and the male and female literacy of the town are 93.41% and 84.83% respectively.
Dress and Food in Dindigul
Traditional Tamil dress has always been preferred by the people of the South. Now, like most other places, men wears shirts and trousers, while women wear, sarees, salwar suits and western outfits like tops and jeans. But in any traditional festival, both men and women like to wear the traditional dresses. Dindigul is famous for its biriyani. The Dindigul biriyani chains are famous in all over Tamil Nadu.
Religious Places in Dindigul
Throughout Dindigul, there are numerous mosques, temples and churches. This is one of the most religious cities of Tamil Nadu. Temples like Kalahastheeswara-Gnanambika temple, Seenivasaperumal temple, Abirami Amman temple,Padmagirinathar temple etc are very popular in Dindigul and all of these tremples attracts large number of tourists. Begumbur Periya Pallivasal, Dindigul, Thowheeth Masjid, Ahle Hadees Pallivasal, Bajar Masjid, Mohammadiyapuram Pallivasal, Mandi Pallivasal, Madinah Pallivasal, Ring Road Pallivasal and Makkah Pallivasal are some of the popular Islamic institutions in Dindigul.