Thaipusam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Murugan or KartikeyaKartikeya
Kartikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvatiand is regarded as the commander- in-chief the army of the gods. Being the son of the supreme couple
. It is observed in the Tamil month of Tai or Thai (January – February). Thaipusam 2017 date is February 9, Thursday. In Kerala calendars, it is marked on February 10, 2017. Thaipusam festival celebrated mainly by the Hindu Tamil speaking community in India (especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh), Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and in many other parts of the world.
Thaipusam festival dates between 2017 to 2024:
2017 Friday, 10th of February
2018 Wednesday, 31st of January
2019 Monday, 21st of January
2020 Saturday, 8th of February
2021 Thursday, 28th of January
2022 Tuesday, 18th of January
2023 Sunday, 5th of February
2024 Friday, 26th of January
The festival of Thaipusam celebrates the victory of Lord Murugan. As per the Hindu mythology, Goddess ParvatiParvati
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gave Lord Murugan a spear ‘Vel’ to defeat the demon named ‘Soorapadman’. Therefore on the auspicious day of Thaipusam, the followers worship Lord Murugan, the son of Lord ShivaShiva
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to obtain his grace to destroy all the evil and bad traits in their life. This festival is celebrated mainly in the southern parts of India. Thaipusam also holds immense important in countries outside India that are populated by Tamil community in large numbers like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Guadalupe, Thailand and even South Africa.
Legend has it that Lord Murugan, son of Lord Shiva, killed Tharakasuran and other demons who were creating violence on earth on Pusam star in the month of Thai.
The most important event of the day is that of devotees carrying various types of Kavadi to the Murugan temples. The most important Kavadi pilgrimage takes place at the Batu caves in Malaysia.