Kattaikkuttu Sangam’s Mahabharata Festival
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Kattaikkuttu Sangam’s Mahabharata Festival

Kattaikkuttu Sangam’s Mahabharata Festival

The inaugural edition of the Performing Arts Festival, organised by the Kattaikkuttu Sangam, made its debut in 1991 at Sengunthar Poovarasan Toppu in Kanchipuram. Over the years, this Mahabharata Festival has evolved into an annual cultural extravaganza, with each year offering a unique blend of performances, locations and programming.

Initially conceived as a platform to showcase Kattaikkuttu’s regional performance styles, the Mahabharata Festival has now grown to encompass a diverse array of theatre, dance, music and puppetry forms, spanning the spectrum from traditional to classical and contemporary. Since 2005, this vibrant annual celebration of the performing arts has found its home at the Kuttu Kalai Kudam, the Center for Performing Arts, nestled just outside Kanchipuram Town in Punjarasantankal Village.

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How to Reach Chennai

1. By Air: Chennai International Airport is 7 km away from Chennai city. Frequent domestic as well as international flights arrive here. Anna Terminal receives international flights from various major cities in the world. Kamaraj Terminal, which is at a distance of 150 metres from the Anna Terminal, has domestic flights connecting Chennai with major Indian cities.

2. By Rail: Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the main railway stations in the city, receiving regular trains from various major cities of India such as Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

3. By Road: The city is well connected with other cities in India by a road network. Various national highways from Chennai connect with Bengaluru (330 km), Trichy (326 km), Puducherry (162 km) and Tiruvallur (47 km). One can use car rental services or state transport buses.

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  • Eco-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Seating


  • Wheelchair access

Items to Carry

1. Carry summer clothes to beat the humidity in Chennai.

2. Comfortable footwear such as sandals, flip flops and sneakers.

3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Kattaikkuttu Sangam

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