Thaipusam is a festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu state. The Hindu community in Tamil Nadu celebrates this festival called Thaipusam. Thaipusam festival is celebrated on full moon day in January or February. In Tamil, the month is named Thai.
The full moon coincides with the Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil. As this happens in the month of Thai, the festival is called Thaipoosam.
The Kerala people also celebrate this festival. As Pushya is called Pooyam in Malayalam, the festival is called Thaipooyam in Kerala.
Tamil people celebrate this festival throughout the world, and some areas which follow Tamil culture also celebrate this festival. In Sri Lanka, it is celebrated, and they have a national holiday on this day.
History of Thaipusam:
According to the Puranas, the festival is the victory of good over bad. While coming to the story, there was a battle between the Asuras and the Devas. In that Battle, the Devas were defeated several times by the Asuras.
As a result, the Devas approached Lord Shiva and prayed to help them to win the Battle. Lord Shiva granted the request by creating Skanda, a mighty warrior.
The creation of Lord Shiva acquired all the divine forces and defeated the Asuras in the Battle. The day the Devas won the Battle is celebrated as Thaipusam in Tamil Nadu.
The Thaipusam has another story according to Hindu history. According to the story, the Lord shiva has performed the cosmic dance or ‘Ananda Tandava’ in his ‘Nataraja’ style.
Hence Thaipusam is celebrated in both the temples of Lord Shiva and Murugan. But, Thaipusam is mostly celebrated in the temple of Lord Murugan. The main significance of this festival is the celebration of the victory of Lord Murugan.
How is Thaipusam celebrated:
On this day, devotees visit Lord Murugan’s temple and offer him yellow and orange-coloured fruits and flowers. It is a belief that Lord Murugan likes yellow or orange-coloured flowers. So, many people will try to offer these coloured flowers.
Devotees also carry a tree branch with the pots containing milk on the two ends or pots filled with flowers and fruits on their shoulders. Thaipusam is also celebrated in association with penances. Devotees will do much penance like body piercing etc…
Thaipusam is expected to be celebrated on Feb 05, 2023. The Hindu community in Tamil Nadu state celebrates the Thaipusam festival. This is known as the festival of faith, endurance, and penance. On this day, the Hindu community of Tamil Nadu honours Lord Murugan, the god of wisdom, courage, and wealth.
Thaipusam 2023 wishes:
- Happy Thaipusam
- I wish you a very Happy Thaipusam, you and your family.
- On this auspicious day, you may shower with good health and prosperity. Happy Thaipusam.
- I wish all your problems may come to an end with this Thaipusam.
- On the occasion of Thaipusam, I hope you will have a happy and cheerful life in the future.
- Giving you the best wishes and my blessings on this occasion(Thaipusam).
- May the Lord Murugan shower the blessings on you. Happy Thaipusam.
- May this Thaipusam brings you a great life.
- On this special day, may Lord Murugan takes away all your problems and give you good health.
- May the Lord always stay with you and give you good health and prosperity. Happy Thaipusam.
- May the Lord help you with the light on your path. Happy Thaipusam.
Thaipusam Quotes 2023:
- Don’t kill your soul but kill the evil thoughts.
- It’s a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Let us continue the spirit, Happy Thaipusam.
- I wish you beauty, colour, and bliss on this auspicious day of Thaipusam.
- Let all your ego, hatred, and anger within you go away on this special day. Happy Thaipusam.
- Converting evil thoughts into good is all about Thaipusam.
- The only fact we have learned from the story of Thaipusam is always on the right side.
- Thaipusam teaches us that victory will be on our side if we are united.
The Thaipusam Images 2023:
Thaipusam is a festival celebrated in the Tamil month name Thai by the Tamil Hindu community.
Thaipusam 2022 is likely to be celebrated on January 18, 2022.
Thaipusam 2023 is likely to be celebrated on Sunday, 5 February 2023.