ThaiPusam is an important festival celebrated by the Hindus. It is celebrate in January – February as per Tamil calendar. Thai Poosam is dedicated to the Hindu God Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. On this day people, pierce their body with metal rod and carry pots of milk on their heads walk for four kilometers as a punishment. ThaiPusam is a mixture of the name, Thai of the month and Poosam is name of a star.
Thai Poosam Festival :
Poosam star is at its highest point during this festival. There are many secrets about the festival Thaipoosam. Thai
Poosam is a Hindu festival celebrated at southern part of India. On Thai Poosam, a number of devotees follow a procession towards lord murugan temples carrying ‘chhatris’ (Kavadi). They keep on dancing and beating drums.
The people give fruits and yellow or orange color flowers to Lord Murugan. They wear yellow or orange colored dress on this day.
The wooden or bamboo structure called chhatris is covered with cloth and decorated with feathers of peacock. It is celebrated in Mauritius, Singapore, Myanmar and Malaysia also. The festival is also known as ‘Thaippooyam’. It is a special day to worship Lord Murugan.
Thai Poosam is a festival in which people enjoy a lot and have fun. On the seventh day of Thai Poosam, the god’s Rath is taken to the banks of the Shanmuga River for a bath. This holy Rath is pulled by thousands of devotees.
Date of Thai Poosam festival 2014 :
Thai Poosam festival will be celebrated on 16th January.