Thaipusam 2018 Date: Why we are celebrating Thaipusam?

Why are we celebrating Thaipusam?

Thaipusam is a day of prayers and penance. Dedicated to Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan,8 a major South Indian god,9 the deity of youth, power, and virtue, this festival is a time for repentance for devotees with celebrations carried out mainly at the temple.

Thaipusam in India

In Palani Sri Dhandayuthapani temple, 10-day Festival (Brahmotsavam) is held during Thaipusam. Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding) will be held on the day before Thaipusam. On Thaipusam, Therottam will be held. Lord Muthukumaraswamy will bless devotees in Thanga Guthirai Vahanam (Golden Horse), Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam (Golden Peacock, Theppotsavam (Float Festival) during the 10-day festival.

YearDateDayHolidayStates
201831 JanWedThaipusamJohor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri
Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya
& Selangor
201921 JanMonThaipusamJohor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri
Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Putrajaya
& Selangor

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