Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good vanquishing evil. In Tamil, the word “Thaipusam” is translated as the month of the Pusam star (“Thai” is a month while “Pusam” is the name of the star). At the same time, there is another meaning for Thaipusam – “Thai” which means ten and “Pusam” means Full Moon day or Purnima. Thus, the festival is also called the festival of the tenth moon.
Thaipusam is one of the more popular festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. At the same time, Hindu devotees in Malaysia celebrate the festival too. Hence, in conjunction with celebrating Thaipusam, let us understand the history and significance of why Hindus celebrate the Festival of the Tenth Month.
Title: Thaipusam: Significance of this Hindu Festival
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Published Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:46:03 +0000
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