Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thaipusam / Thaipooyam / Thaipoosam

Thaipooyam is celebrated on the pooyam day of Makaram (January-February) in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival commemorates when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. The most important part of the celebration is the devotees carrying different types of Kavadi to the Murugan temple.
In 2009, the date of Thaipusam is February 8.
Read more about Palani and Lord Murugan

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