Vaikasi Visakam 2022: Lord Murugan’s Birthday Celebration and Meaning

Vaikasi Visakam 2022: Vaikasi Visakam is the day dedicated to Lord Murugan. Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Murugan. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday, June 122022.
Lord Murugan is the main deity of the ancient Tamils ​​of South India. He is the Lord of beauty, wisdom and courage. He is known by several other names including Karthikeya, Kumaran, Saravana, Dandayudhapani, Shiva Kumara, Shanmukha, Palaniandavar and Swaminatha.
Lord Murugan is known as Kartikeya who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Vaikasi Visakam celebrated when the Vishakha Nakshatra coincides with the full moon or Purnima. Tamil people mainly do abhisehkam of Lord Murugan with Panchamrit on the holy day of Vaikasi Visakam.
Lord Murugan is considered the divine son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Murugan has the ability to destroy the forces of evil. Lord Murugan establishes dharma, offers supreme protection and wisdom to the whole world. He climbs on the peacock.
He is depicted with six faces and in this manifestation he is known as Lord Arumugam. He is known to have six mansions and these are:-
1. Thiruparakundram
2. Iruchendur
3. Palani
4. Swami Malai
5. Tiruthani
6. Palamudhirchol
Vaikasi Visakam is mostly celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Arupadai veedu Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu. Lord Murugan is a very special deity in South India as indeed in other parts of the world. People celebrate the day indoors, observe the fast and distribute milk and fruits. Devotees offer prayers, chant mantras. Many people even practice meditation on the day and distribute prasadam as part of Vaikasi Visakam rituals.
It is believed that those who worship Lord Murugan with complete dedication and devotion, Lord Murugan provides protection to devotees from black magic, evil eye and enemy.
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