ThaiPusam - 7th February 2012 | Thai Poosam in 2012 | Lord Murugan Temples Celebrates Thai Pusam 2012

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ThaiPusam (Thai Pusam) is celebrated on 7 February 2012 (Tuesday). 'Thai' refers to the tamil month and 'Pusam' refers the name of the star. On this day special puja, abhishekam, yagna, archana and deeparadhanai is held for Lord Muruga.

It is celebrated with great devotion in all Lord Muruga Temples especially at Palani Lord Dhandayuthapani temple and Arupadai Veedu Lord Muruga Temples. Special Chariaot pulling 'Therottam' is held on this day in Palani.

Many devotees fast in this day and take Kavadi, Pal Kuddam and do padayatra (walk) to Lord Muruga Temples. Chanting of Lord Muruga hymns and playing of percussion instruments by devotees can be seen in temples. Special yagnas will take place in temples
Special Abhishekam to Moolavar and Uthsavar with milk, curd, panchamirtham, tender coconut, sandal, paneer, honey, thiruneer, panchakavi, fruit juices and other diraviams amidst the chanting of vedas will be held. Special santhana kappu and alankaram will made. Maha deeparadhanai will be take place after archana. Lord Muruga will come in procession in the mada veethi's of temple.

Sri Ramalinga Swami became Jothi on this day. To remind this Jothi Tharisanam is held in Vadalur Temple. Special pujas will be held at Melmaruvathur Adi Parasakthi Temple during Thai pusam.

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