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தைப்பூசம் (Thaipusam): Murugan Festival

It is an annual religious festival occur in the month of Capricorn (Pushya). The festival is dedicated to the worship of Lord Kartikeya. The word “Thaipusam” comes from Tamil (South Indian language), it means the purnima occurring in Pushya nakshatra.

parvati offering vel to murugan

According to the puranas Goddess Parvati bestowed Kartikeya (Murugan) the legendary weapon (Vel) on this day to win the battle against asuras in which he became victorious and saved the devas.

Thaipusam is celebrated mainly in the States of South India and in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, Mauritius etc.

Lord Murugan


Worship Lord Kartikeya especially in the midday and perform a puja with flowers and diyas (oil lamps) and chant the mantra “Om Sharavana Bhavaya Namah” for 108 times.

Powerful Remedy for Mars

Lord Kartikeya is the presiding deity of Mars. Mars represents your physical energy, your skills, passion, courage, bravery, blood and bone marrow. If you have a weak Mars then you can harness the positive energy of this day to energize your Mars.


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