Temples across Tamil Nadu come alive to classical dance on the night of Mahasivaratri, March 4. Many temples host dance recitals, some are just two or three, some go on past midnight.
At temples in Chennai, Puducherry, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruchi, senior dancers and big dance troupes perform. The fests go on for 3/5 days, all held in the evening. Free to all. The schedules of some prominent fests are posted here www.kutcheribuzz.com