We are the World

Its a blog on Emerging Technologies, Music, Film reviews. Have to name this blog as "We are the world" as that particular song is one of my all time favourite written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and sung by Multi-artist group of Dianna ross, Ray charles,Steve wonder,etc.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thai poosam

Glad to know that Thai poosam is celebrated as holiday in malaysia as more than 5000 devotees pay tribute to Lord Muruga @ BatuCaves Temple.

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம்) (or Thai Poosam Kavady) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

When i grew up in madurai, my mum used to take me and my brother to Thiruparankundram for lord subramanya's blessings. last july, when i was in india, i didn't miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful place that too on a weekday(monday, i guess ?) for a peaceful "Paal abhisaegam".


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