THAI POOSAM-8th February.

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Of the numerous holy days observed in  Hinduism mainstay of my
My sacred Motherland India that is Bharat -Thaipoosam
தைப்பூசம் -Thaippūsam, an important  festival for  the Tamils!
On the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February),
Coinciding with  star  Poosam  observed in countries such as India,
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, Canada and
Other places such as Réunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean.

Thaipusam a combination of the month, Thai and  star Pusam.
Festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a
Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil Demon Soorapadman.
Thaipusam marks Murugan’s birthday when young and old carry ‘kavadis’.

 

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