Thaipusam, 3 February 2015

Subramanya Swamy

Subramanya Swamy

3 February 2015 is Thaipusam. Thaipusam (Thai Poosam, Thaipooyam) is a festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya (Murugan).

Thaipusam falls on the Pusam Nakshatra around Thai Pournami, Full Moon day of Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar. This festival commemorates victory of Lord Murugan over the demon Soorapadman. It is believed on this day Goddess Parvati blessed Murugan with the ‘Vel’, the popular weapon of Murugan.

Another legend about Thai Poosam tells the story of the curse given by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to Lord Murugan.

Thaipusam is celebrated with great fervor in Tamil Nadu, some parts of Kerala and Karnataka. It is also celebrated in grand manner in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Mauritius, Thailand (Bangkok), Myanmar, and many other countries where Tamil communities live in considerable numbers.

In Subramanya Temples of Karnataka such as Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple and Ghati Subramanya Temple, Thaipusam is celebrated with utmost gusto. Skandagiri Subramanya Swamy Temple in Hyderabad is one of the famous temples for Thaipusam Pooja in Telangana. Mopidevi Subramanya Swamy Temple and Srikalahasti temples are the best temples for Thaipusam celebrations in Andhra Pradesh.

Batu Caves Murugan Temple of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia attracts approximately a Million devotees during the festival of Thaipusam. Thaipusam is also declared as Public Holiday in most of the places of Malaysia.

Thai Poosam 2015 dates in other countries

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Hawaii, USA – 2 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in USA – 2 February (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, Oregon, California)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Canada – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in USA – 3 February (MST – Denver CO)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in USA – 3 February (CST – Chicago)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in USA – 3 February (EST – Atlanta, Detroit)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in USA – 3 February (EST – Boston, Washington)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Trinidad & Tobago – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in UK & other countries of Europe – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Dubai & other Middle East, Gulf countries – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Malaysia – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Singapore – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (WAU – Perth)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (SAU – Adelaide)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (NT – Darwin)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (QUEENSLAND – Brisbane)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (NSW – Sydney)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (ACT – Canberra)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Australia – 3 February (Victoria – Melbourne)

Thai Poosam 2015 date in New Zealand – 3 February

Thai Poosam 2015 date in Fiji Islands – 3 February

Panchang, Thaipusam – 3 February 2015

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:10 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:11
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 17:52 Chandrastama (Moonset) 31:00

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 28:38*
Nakshatra Pushya – 20:32
Yoga Ayushman – 25:58*
Karana Bava – 28:38*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:26 – 16:48
Gulika Kalam: 12:40 – 14:03
Yama Gandam: 09:55 – 11:18

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 13:28 – 15:14
Abhijit: 12:18 – 13:02

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam
Durmuhurthams: 23:22 – 24:14*

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