Vaikasi Visakam is a grand festival of Tamil Nadu which marks the first appearance day of Lord Muruga, Subramanya or Shanmuga. In 2019, Vaikasi Visakam date is 18 May.
Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated on Visakam Nakshatram day in Vaigasi masam or Vaikasi month in Tamil Panchangam. Vaikasi Visakam is observed in a grand manner in all Murugan temples across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and other countries like Singapore, Malaysia, etc.
It is believed that Lord Karthikeya or Murugan was first appeared on the earth to kill the demons like Soorapadman. Valli Kalyanam is also celebrated on Vaikasi Visakam day. It is said that Lord Skanda married to Sri Valli on this day.
Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Aarupadai Veedu of Lord Murugan – Thiruchendur Bala Subramanyaswamy Temple, Palani Dandayudapani temple, Thiruttani Subramanya swamy temple, Swamymalai Swamynatha swamy temple, Thiruparankundram Subramanya swamy temple, and Palamudircholai Subramanya swamy temple.
In USA and Canada, Vaikasi Visakam 2019 date is May 18.
In UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia – Vaikasi Visakam date is May 18, 2019.
In UK and other European countries, Vaikasi Visakam date is May 18, 2019.