Kandoori, a popular Muslim festival, is held at Mastan Syed Dawood Dargah in Karaikal
. It is celebrated in honor of Syed Dawood, a Sufi saint who came to India in search of his spiritual guide, Halareth Syed Ahamed Kalkhel Diwan Oliulla, and spent his last years in Karaikal.
Kandoori Festival is held annually and is marked by processions, music and dance. It ends with an elaborate display of fire-works.