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Thai Poosam | Thaipusam

February 7, 2020 | Total Views : 207
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What is Thai Poosam?

Thai Poosam is a festival celebrated by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January-February). This day is dedicated to Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This day is regarded as a day that marks the triumph of good over evil, as Muruga himself descended to the earth plane to protect the people.

History of Thai Poosam

Lord Muruga is the commander-in-chief of the Devas’ army and is bestowed with enormous powers by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati presented a lance or Vel, signifying “Brahma Jnanam” or absolute knowledge, to Lord Muruga to help him conquer the three Asuras- Surapadman, Singamugan, Tarakasura and their army of demons.