Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Vaikasi Visakam

Vaikasi is the second month  of Tamil Calendar. Temples dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga celebrate the Vaisdakam  festival. The full moon day is a day of great festivity for Subrahmanya or Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva. At Tiruchendur and Thiruparankundran, devotees carry milk pots and this day is considered as a day of enlightenment.

It is on this day that the Buddha Purnima is celebrated - the day on which Gautama Buddha is said to have been born, got enlightenment  and attained Nirvana.

 

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