What is Thaipusam celebrated for?

Anchored by a large, colourful annual procession, Thaipusam sees Hindu devotees in Singapore seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. The festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam (also known as Lord Murugan), the destroyer of evil who represents virtue, youth and power.

What is Thaipusam celebrated for?

Anchored by a large, colourful annual procession, Thaipusam sees Hindu devotees in Singapore seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. The festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam (also known as Lord Murugan), the destroyer of evil who represents virtue, youth and power.

What is the meaning of Thaipusam?

Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by the Tamil devotees of Lord Kartikeya (Lord Murugan), the son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. The festival is observed on the Pournami Tithi (Full Moon Day) in the Tamil month of Thai which concurs with the Makara month as per the Solar calendar followed in North India.

How is Thaipusam 2021 celebrated?

Rituals of Thaipusam: Worshippers shave their heads off and proceed towards the temple of their Lord Murugan. During the journey, worshippers engage in different forms of devotional activities to thank the God of war. Carrying varied types of kavadi or burdens is the most popular form of devotion.

Is Thaipusam auspicious day?

Thaipusam (Tamil:தைப்பூசம், Malayalam:തൈപ്പൂയം) or ‘Thaipoosam’ is a significant festival celebrated by the Tamils of the Hindu community. This festival is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) during the auspicious month of Thai as per the Tamil calendar.

Do you wish someone Happy Thaipusam?

Wishing all Hindus who are celebrating Thaipusam have a Happy Thaipusam and Happy Holiday! May you all be blessed with overflowing happiness, success, and prosperity on this coming special festival.

How is Thaipusam celebrated in Malaysia?

Malaysian Hindus have celebrated a scaled-down Thaipusam festival, with limited numbers allowed to take part and with some traditions, such as devotees piercing their cheeks with skewers and carrying altars, banned due to coronavirus curbs.

What is Thaipusam?

First Purnima that falls in the Thai month. Thaipusam or Thaipoosam ( Tamil: தைப்பூசம், taippūcam? ), is a festival celebrated by the Hindu Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), usually coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil.

Why is Thaipusam celebrated in Kerala and not in Tamil?

Tamil communities observe the festival on the full moon of the month ‘Thai’ and the festival usually coincides with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil. The annual festival of Thaipusam is also celebrated in Kerala and the Pushya star is referred to as Pooyam in Malayalam. Hence, Thaipusam is known as Thaipooyam in the state of Kerala.

What is Thaipusam day?

Ever been to South India? Or in specific Tamil Nadu? Then try to pay a visit to the humble state of age old cultures on the Thaipusam day. It is a festival celebrated during the holy month of Thai.

What is Thaipusam 2022?

Thaipusam ( Thai Poosam) 2022, a Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamil community is a festival that falls in the Tamil solar month “Thai” which is the solar month “Makara” in other Hindu calendars.