What date is Thai Poosam Kavady 2022?

What date is Thai Poosam Kavady 2022?

18 January
Prayer Dates 2022

Festival Date
Makarsankranti 14 January
Thai Pongal 14 January
The Thai Poosam Kavady 18 January
Vasanth Panchami 05 February

What date is Thai Poosam Kavady 2021?

28th of January
Thaipusam (Tamil:தைப்பூசம், Malayalam:തൈപ്പൂയം) or ‘Thaipoosam’ is a significant festival celebrated by the Tamils of the Hindu community….Thaipusam festival dates between 2019 & 2029.

Year Date
2021 Thursday, 28th of January
2022 Tuesday, 18th of January
2023 Sunday, 5th of February
2024 Friday, 26th of January

What time is Thai Poosam Kavady?

They will have a daily Abayam starting from 18:30 pm. On Saturday it will be at 3 pm while on Sunday it will be at 9 am. The main event will be at 7 am on January 18. The public day will be at 7 am on January 23.

What is special on Thai Poosam?

The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan (aka Kartikeya) a Vel “divine spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman and his brothers.

Is Thaipusam a public holiday for Selangor?

Thaipusam is an annual Hindu festival, observed on the day of the first full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, which falls in late January or February. It is a public holiday in the following states of Peninsular Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang and Selangor.

What is the Tamil festival today?

Today Tamil date: April 19 2022, Tamil calendar date is Subakrith varusham, Chithirai 6. Krishna paksha (theipirai) Tritiya tithi at sunrise. Today is Sankatahara Chaturthi.

What is meant by Panguni Uthiram?

Panguni Uthiram (Tamil:பங்குனி உத்திரம்) is a day of importance to Tamils. Panguni Uthiram is a famous festival and special to Murugan, Ayyappa, Shiva and Vishnu devotees. It falls on the day the moon transits in the asterism or nakshatram of Uthiram (tamil) in the twelfth month Panguni (பங்குனி) of the Tamil calendar.

How do you fast for Thaipusam?

Kavadi bearers practice abstinence for 48 days leading up to the festival, fending off all manner of luxury and desire. They fast and adhere to a strict vegetarian diet. This allows the devotees to purify and balance their inner them for their encounter with the Divine.

How is Thaipusam celebrated?

On the Thaipusam day, a pilgrimage is taken by the devotees by shaving their heads and engaging in various acts of devotion, notably carrying different types of kavadi or a pot of milk. Also, the mortification of flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is common.

Is Thaipusam Murugan birthday?

“PUSAM” is the name of a “star”, which is positioned at the highest point during the THAIPUSAM festival. Many mistaken that it was a celebration of Lord Murugan’s birthday.

What do we eat on Thaipusam?

And those celebrating the festival (especially devotees carrying the Kavadi, maintain celibacy, observe a vratham and consume only vegetarian foods.

What is the Thai Poosam festival?

The festival occurs in the month of Thai (the 10th month on the Tamil calendar) and on the day when the full moon passes through the star “Pusam”. This event is called “Thai Poosam”. This festival is one of the biggest festivals on the South Indian calendar in South Africa.

What is Thai Poosam Kavady?

Thai Poosam Kavady occurs annually in the month of Thai (Maagha in North India), during Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase) on Purnima (full moon) when Poosam Nakshatra (star) is prevailing. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

What is Kavady Festival in South Africa?

This festival is one of the biggest festivals on the South Indian calendar in South Africa. The Kavady prayer and penance is observed over 10 days by devotees. The devotee has to abstain from various things like alcohol, drugs etc. They have to observe celibacy and maintain a vegetarian diet for this entire period.

Why do devotees carry pal kavadi at Thaipusam festival?

Devotees carry pal (meaning Milk) kavadi at Thaipusam festival…It is claimed that devotees are able to enter a trance, feel no pain, do not bleed from their wounds and have no scars left “Thai Poosam” falls every year on the full moon day in the Tamil month “Thai” (January/February).