Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Thaipusam 2020 - February 8 - When is Thai Pusam in 2020? Date Feb 8th

ThaiPusam (Thai Pusam) is on 8 February, 2020 (Saturday). Devotees will pray Lord Muruga with great devotion in Temples and at home


Palani Thai Pusam Festival


In Palani Sri Dhandayuthapani temple, 10 day Festival (Brahmotsavam) is held during ThaiPusam. The important dates are listed below
7-Feb-2020 - Friday - Thirukalyanam - Velli Ratham
8-Feb-2020 - Saturday - Thaipusam - Therottam (Chariot, Car Festival)
9-Feb-2020 - Sunday - Thanga Guthirai Vahanam (Golden Horse)
10-Feb-2020 - Monday - Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam (Golden Peacock)
11-Feb-2020 - Tuesday - Theppotsavam (Float Festival)

Many devotees will undertake Paada Yatra wearing saffron or green clothes, take Kavadi, Paal Kudam (Milk), Pierce Spear (Alagu Kuthuthal), Tonsure their Head (Put Mottai), do Angapradakshinam

Pujas in Other Temples:


- In Chidamabaram (Thillai) Panchamurthi Veedhi Ula, Thirthavari, Thaandava Darsanam Aarthi will be held on Thai Poosam

- In Madurai Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Theppotsavam will be held at Mariammam Theppa Kulam

Sri Ramalinga Swami became Jothi on this day. To remind this Jothi Tharisanam is held in Vadalur Temple. 

- In Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple, 3 Day Theppotsavam will be held during ThaiPusam Pournami.

- In Malaysia it is a public holiday on Thaipusam. Lakhs of devotees will offer their prayers to Lord Muruga at Batu Caves (Pathumalai). Thousands of devotees will do pada yatra (walk / trek) 15km from Petaling Street area (Chinatown) to Batu caves. The cave entrance has 272 steps.


Pujas in Lord Muruga Temples:


In Temples, Special Abhishekam, Homam, Archana, Puja, Deeparadhanai will be held to Lord Subramanya.

Special Abhishekam will be done to Lord Muruga Moolavar and Uthsavar with milk, curd, panchamirtham, tender coconut, sandal, paneer, honey, thiruneer, panchakavi, fruit juices and other diraviams amidst the chanting of vedas. 

Special alankaram like Santhana kappu, Thanga kavasa Kaapu, Raja Alankaram, Poo Alankaram will be done to Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga Utsavar will come in procession in the mada veethi's of temple and bless devotees.

Lakhs of devotees will throng Lord Muruga Temples especially Arupadai Veedu Temples. Devotional hymns will be sung accompanied by the playing of percussion instruments in temples

Time: Poosam Nakshatiram is from around 10.20 pm IST (Feb 7th) to around 9.27 pm IST (Feb 8th)

Nomenclature:
- 'Thai' is the name of Tamil month (Jan-Feb)
- 'Pusam' is the name of Nakshatra.

Next Year Thaipusam:
In 2021, Thaipusam is on January 28, 2021 (Thursday)

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