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▪ Introduction ▪ Hindu Festivals ▪ Chitrai Festival ▪ Vaikasi Visakam ▪ Vaishnava Festivals
▪ Avani Moolam ▪ Monthiyan Festival ▪ Deepavali ▪ Karthigai Deepam ▪ Thirupalli Ezhuchi
▪ Thiruvadhirai ▪ Vaikunta Ekadesi ▪ Maham ▪ Maha Sivaratri ▪ Panguni Uttiram
▪ Pongal ▪ Nadapavai Festival ▪ Navaratri ▪ Kambam Festival ▪ Koda Festival
▪ Kumbabisheka ▪ Christian Festivals ▪ Muslim Festivals

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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Last Updated on : 31 March 2015