Vaikasi Visakam

by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy On 26/02/2014 - 10:50 AM

Vaikasi Visakam (Vaigasi Visagam) is the festival celebrated in all six abodes of Lord Muruga / Subramanya Temples and the temples all around the world. It is celebrated in the Tamil month of vaikasi on the Tamil star of visakam day. Hence this festival is called as Vaikasi Visakam. The notable feature of this festival is that Lord Subramanya took birth in this world. Lord Murugua is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati incarnated in this earth to demolish the devil Soorapadman and save the earth from the demons. At Madurai Thiruparankundram Subramaniya Temple, devotees take out procession carrying milk pots to perform Abhishekam to Lord on that day. Also, some devotees take kavadi on the day. Thousands of devotees visit Lord Muruga shrine on Vaikasi Visakam, especially at Tiruchendur and Thiruparankundram.