Tamil culture is an intriguing subject as it shows the legacy of the Chola, pallava and Chara kings. The matrix of folk music and dance in Tamil Nadu is immensely big. The festivals are feted in great fiesta and many colorful Festivals can be seen in the state.
Festivals are one of the major aspects of Tamil Culture and the songs and dances in festivals depict the folk life of the state clearly. Pongal happens to be the most important festival of Tamil Nadu celebrating the harvesting of crops and continues for 4 consecutive days. 14th april is a time from grand gala for Tamilians as it is the Tamil New year day. Addi Perikku is one more festival and the celebration revolves around the water level of Cauvery River.
The musical sect of Carnatic music is considered as the most vast, tough and rich among all the musical categories in India. The folk music of Tamil Nadu is undoutedbly a diverse and melodious one. Exponents in music such as A. R Rahman, Illiya raja and many other popular names in Indian music are tamilians and started their career from Carnatic music.
The foods of the Tamilians are basically vegetarian because of the high fertility of the land. Food items such as Dosa, Idli, vada are some of the most accepted food of Tamil Nadu that are now delicacies all over India.