Updated: November 19, 2012 12:36 IST
LIGHTING THE PATH: A large number of devotees lit lamps for the sahasra deepam at Sri Kaattu Azhagiyasingar temple in Srirangam on Sunday. The sahasra deepam is held on the first Sunday in the Tamil month of Karthigai. Photo: M. Srinath
Despite the opposition, ‘Jallikattu’ was held across Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. While Avaniapuram jallikattu was on January 14 and Palamedu and Suriyar (Tiruchi district) was on January 15, the famous Alanganallur event was held on January 16.