The Mandaikadu festival
The Mandaikadu festival is celebrated in march by people of the district and by those in Kerala. Traditionally, participants would chant while walking and other people would provide them with butter, milk, water, jaggery, and coffee. The festival, which is celebrated for ten days, later became a social function, especially on Sunday. In 1982 there were police shootings to quell a disturbance by anti-social religious radicals.Today, Mandaikadu is more of a departmental festival.
Historical places:-Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Temple is a major pilgrim center in Mandaikkadu .It is located near Colachel in the western coast of Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. This is one among the most renowned and important Hindu temples in the district.The Kodai festival at Mandaicadu is a major celebration which is celebrated in March every year. Pilgrims from southern parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are took part in the celebration.