Roja Kannan & Parashah group
Madurai Chithirai Tiruvizha
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Sama Rathi Auditorium
10915 Lemont Rd
Lemont, IL. 60439
The Festival of the presiding deities Goddess Meenakshi & Lord Sundareswarar of the temple at Madurai is known as the most diverse and vibrant festival encompassing a very wide spectrum of devotees irrespective of class, caste, religion and colour. Various legends connected with the temple are enacted on these days and the grand chariot is pulled around the streets surrounding the temple. Lord Vishnu as Kallazhagar comes down from his abode in the mountains of Thirmaliruncholai to witness the grand wedding celebrations of his sister Meenakshi. However he arrives late and leaves all the gifts and other items he brought for his sister on the banks of the Vaigai River itself and leaves.
India Arts Consortium is a group of organizations passionate to support the presentation of Indian dance and music.
The Consortium includes Natya Dance Theatre, Kaladhaara, Greater Chicago Vedic Society,
Nrithyalaya, Nrithyanjali School of Dance, and RR International.