Vaikasi Visakam is the annual celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan. An especially grand celebration in South India, Vaikasi Visakam 2024, falls on Thursday, May 23. Every year, this celebration is filled with great festivities, and devotees of Lord Murugan often appease the almighty by offering prayers, observing fasts, singing songs and aartis and indulging in various other activities. As we celebrate Vaikasi Visakam, here is everything you need to know about this celebration, Vaikasi Visakam 2024 date, Visakam Natchathiram timings, how to observe Vaikasi Visakam and more. Vaikasi Visakam 2024: Chennai Celebrates Grand Festival of Vaikasi Visakam Marking Birth Anniversary of Lord Murugan.

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 is celebrated on May 23. This celebration is observed yearly during Vishaka Nakshatra in the Tamil month of Vaikasi. According to Drik Panchang, Vaikasi Visakam celebrations begin with the Visakam Nakshathram, which begins at 07:47 AM on May 22, 2024, and ends at 09:15 AM on May 23, 2024.

Significance of Vaikasi Visakam

As mentioned before, Vaikasi Visakam marks the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan. Known as the god of knowledge, wisdom and courage, Lord Murugan is especially revered by Tamil Hindus across the globe. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is often referred to as Kartikeya, among other names. Lord Murugan has six faces; because of that, He is also known as Lord Arumugam. Due to His six faces, Lord Murugan can see in East, West, North, South, Heaven and Patala (netherworld) simultaneously. Agni Nakshatram 2024 Start Date: When Is Agni Natchathiram? From Meaning to Significance, Know About the Period When Sun Passes Through the 'Krittika' Star.

Celebrations of Vaikasi Visakam

The celebration of Vaikasi Visakam is believed to be one of the most important observances for devotees of Lord Murugan. Traditionally, temples often organize grand festivals, poojas and processions for Lord Murugan. Showering the idol of the deity with milk, honey, panchang and flowers, singing aartis of Lord Murugan and performing various acts of devotion has been a common practice to seek the blessing of the Lord of courage. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Vaikasi Visakam!

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