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Thai Poosam – The Auspicious Day Dedicated to Lord Murugan

Thai Poosam | தைப்பூசம் :

It is a famous hindu festival celebrated by all tamil people world wide. On this auspicious day , people worshipped lord muruga.  It is falls on full moon day in the tamil month of “Thai” and  Star “Poosam”  Every year.  “Thai Poosam”, “Thai” Stands for Tamil month Name and “Poosam ” stands for Star Name.

History of Thai Poosam:

Once upon a time the arrogant asuras mediate towards Lord Shiva and  get some blessings from him. Asura’s start troubling devas.  They complained to lord Shiva and then he creates 6 sons from him nettri pottu ( forehead eyes).  The six karthigai girls take care these children’s and teach some essential war skills. One fine day Goddess Parvati devi merge these six children’s into one and he is the lord murugan . He possess six persons energy and power.  After the fight from him brother lord vinayaga.  Asura’s start their extreme troubling behavior on devas,  Goddess Parvati came to lord muruga and give divine weapon vel  on this auspicious thai poosam day. Then he fights and killed asura’s. This entire war happened at tiruchenthur . Currently its one of the arupadai veedu of  lord murugan. Lord Muruga is Cheif commander of Deva’s. Lord murugas veera vel is dedicated to destroy all enemies of him devotees.

Specialties of  Thai Poosam:

It is celebrated all over world (India, Srilanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada, South Africa) by tamil community.  It is a famous festival for lord murugan devotees. Particularly in tamil nadu, it is a famous festival for murugan devotees.

Murugan devotees took kavadi in this auspicious day and dedicated to lord murugan. Some of the people wear Alagu on their tongue.

On this auspicious thaipoosam day special pooja carried out in all lord shiva temples.  Because lord shiva performed aanandha Dhandavam at chidambaram in this particular poosam day.

Fasting Methods for Thai Poosam:

Usually Murugan Devotees starts their thai poosam viratham on tamil month of “Markhazli”  which is one month before to this festival. During this viratham day they read muruga’s famous spiritual books like “Kandhasasti Kavasam”, “Kandhar alangaram”, “Thirumurugaru Padai”, “Thiru Pugal” and worshipping lord muruga’s through this spiritual songs. Then End of the day visit palani murugan temple and get murugan’s blessing and complete this fasting.

During this fasting , all devotees do pooja and read murugan songs and says 108 times as

” Om Saravana Bhavaya Namaha”.

We can achieve healthy life with all wealth through this Thai Poosam viratham. We can rectify our longtime medical illness and money issues also.

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Thai Poosam

Lord Murugan Brass Statue

Year Thai Poosam Dates
2020 Feb 8 , Saturday
2021 Jan 28 , Thursday

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