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Koovagam Festival

Koovagam is famous for its annual festival of transgender and transvestite individuals. According to the legend; the participants marry the Lord Koothandavar, thus reenacting an ancient myth of Lord Vishnu/Krishna who married him after taking a form of a woman called Mohini. The next day, they mourn the god Koothandavar's death through ritualistic dances, and by breaking their bangles and wearing white dresses.