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Thaipusam or Thaipoosam falls in the Tamizh month of Thai on Star of Pusam, The word Thaipusam is a blend of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This specific star is at its most elevated point amid the celebration.


This celebration was, as per one custom, said to have been apparently made amid one of the fights between the Asuras (Soorapadman) and the Devas. At a certain point, the last was crushed a few times by the previous. The Devas were not able to oppose the invasion of the Asura powers. In giving up, they moved toward Shiva and implored to give them a capable pioneer under whose brave administration they may acquire triumph over the Asuras. They surrendered themselves totally and petitioned Shiva. Shiva conceded their demand by making the compelling warrior, Skanda, out of his own energy or Achintya Shakti. He without a moment's delay accepted the administration of the heavenly powers, roused them, and vanquished the Asura powers and to perceive that day the general population made the celebration, Thaipusam.

Thaipusam or Thaipoosam falls in the Tamizh month of Thai on Star of Pusam, The word Thaipoosam is a blend of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This specific star is at its most elevated point amid the celebration. The celebration recognizes the event when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel "stick" so he could vanquish the detestable evil presence of Soorapadman.

The Kavadi Attam is the stylized forfeit and offering performed by lovers amid the love of Murugan. It is frequently performed amid the celebration of Thaipusam and accentuates obligation servitude. The Kavadi itself is a physical weight through which the lovers beseech for assistance from Murugan.

Fans get ready for the festival by purifying themselves through supplication and fasting for 48 days before Thaipusam. Kavadi-bearers need to perform expanded functions at the season of expecting the kavadi and at the season of offering it to Murugan. The kavadi-carrier watches abstinence and devours just certain kinds of nourishments known as Satvik sustenance, once per day, while ceaselessly considering God. Upon the arrival of the celebration, fans shave their heads and embrace a journey along a set course, while participating in different demonstrations of dedication, quite conveying different sorts of kavadi.

Thaipusam in India

In Palani Sri Dhandayuthapani sanctuary, a 10-day Festival (Brahmotsavam) is held amid Thaipusam. Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding) will be hung on the day preceding Thaipusam. On Thaipusam, Therottam will be held. Ruler Muthukumaraswamy will favor aficionados in Thanga Guthirai Vahanam (Golden Horse), Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam (Golden Peacock, Theppotsavam (Float Festival) amid the 10-day celebration

In Chidamabaram (Thillai) Panchamurthi Veedhi Ula, Thirthavari, Thaandava Darsanam Aarthi will be hung on Thai Poosam. In Madurai Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Theppotsavam (Float Festival) will be held at Mariammam Theppa Kulam. In Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple, 3 Day Theppotsavam will be held amid Thaipusam Pournami.

At the Linga Bhairavi sanctuary in Coimbatore, lovers take an interest in a 21-day Shivanga sadhana, which closes on Thaipusam at the sanctuary. Ladies offer kudam or pots of plants, grain, and natural products, which they bear on their heads over a specific separation.


Thaipusam is celebrated not only by the Tamil people group in India but it is chiefly seen celebrated in nations where there is a noteworthy nearness of Tamil people group, for example, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius Singapore, South Africa, and different spots where ethnic Hindu Tamils live as a piece of the neighborhood Indian diaspora populace, for example, Reunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and alternate parts of the Caribbean.

It is a national occasion in numerous nations like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Fiji. In Singapore, it was a national occasion once yet it was expelled from Singapore occasions.

In Fiji, Thaipusam isn't authoritatively announced as a national occasion, while in specific conditions of Malaysia and in the countries of Sri Lanka and Mauritius it is a legislature and a bank occasion and frequently draws in more than one million fans and a huge number of vacationers.

Outside India, Thaipoosam festivities occur in USA, Mauritius, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is an open occasion in a few states in Malaysia. In Malaysia, the sanctuary at Batu Caves, close to Kuala Lumpur and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang close George Town, Penang and Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple, Penang and Ipoh Kallumalai, Perak,

In Singapore, Hindu enthusiasts begin their parade at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in the early morning, conveying milk pots as offerings or connecting "kavadis" and spikes pierced on their bodies. The parade goes for 4 kilometers before completing at Tank Road, Sri Thendayuthapani Temple.

In the United States of America, the Shiva Murugan Temple in Concord, California commends the Thaipoosam went before by a walk. A few people walk more than 46 miles from the city of Fremont, some walk 21 miles from the city of San Ramon to Concord, and most walk 7 miles from Walden Park in Walnut Creek to Concord. More than 2000 individuals took an interest in the stroll for most recent quite a while.

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