Thaipusam or Thaipuyam is celebrated in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala with great enthusiasm. It is also celebrated in the nearby country of Sri Lanka and other countries where Tamil community is significant like Malaysia, Singapore, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. According to Tamil calendar, Thaipusam is the conjunction of the tenth month called Thai with the constellation ‘Pushya star’ or ‘Pusam’ in Tamil.
Thaipusam is day of prayers dedicated to the deity of Tamil community known as Lord Murugan or Karthikeya, who protects from every evil. Lord Murugan is South Indian god who symbolizes the deity of youth, power and virtue. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and brother of Lord Ganesha.
Ten Lines on Thaipusam in English
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10 Lines on Thaipusam
1) Thaipusam or ‘thaipoosam’ is an Indian festival commonly celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
2) Thaipusam is also celebrated in Kerala with the name of ‘thaipooyam’ or ‘thaipuyyam’.
3) Apart from India, Thaipusam is also celebrated in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia etc.
4) Thaipusam falls in the last week of January and continues till first week of February.
5) The festival is related with Tamil deity ‘Murugan’ and is also celebrated as his birthday.
6) Like many other Hindu festivals, thaipusam is also celebrated on a full moon day.
7) ‘Thai’ means ‘tenth’ refers to Tamil calendar month and ‘Pusam’ relates to a star.
8) Thaipusam is celebrated with equal faith and enthusiasm among the Tamil people.
9) On the occasion, people thank to Lord Murugan who saves them from demon ‘Soorapadman’.
10) In thaipusam, “Kavadi Attam” or the burden dance is performed to please Lord Murugan.
10 Lines and Sentences on Thaipusam
1) Thaipusam is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in Tamil Nadu and some parts of Kerala as well as abroad like Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.
2) Thaipusam is associated with the birthday of Lord ‘Murugan’ i.e. Lord Karthikeya, the elder son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.
3) Like many other festivals, thaipusam is celebrated on a full moon day which falls in the month of ‘Thai’ according to the Tamil calendar.
4) In the word thaipusam, Thai means tenth i.e. the tenth month of the Tamil calendar and ‘Pusam’ refers to star.
5) Thaipusam is celebrated when full moon associates itself with the constellations of stars in the zodiac sign of cancer.
6) The festival is celebrated to bring nourishment and fertility.
7) It is believed that on the day of thaipusam, Lord Karthikeya defeated the demon “Soorapadman” and adopted him in the form of a peacock.
8) Thaipusam is also celebrated in Malaysia and is observed as national holiday, started by” K.Thamboosamy Pillai” a trader based in Malaysia.
9) One of the major events of thaipusam is “kavadi attam” or the burden dance, which is performed by the devotees to praise their deity Lord Murugan.
10) In kavadi attam, the devotees inflict themselves with lots of physical burden which represents debt bondage seeking the blessings of Lord Karthikeya.
5 Lines on Thaipusam
1) This day is devoted to Lord Subramaniam.
2) It is mainly observed in Tamil Nadu.
3) Devotees go to temples for prayers.
4) Many celebrations are held in temples.
5) On this day, people usually wear yellow.
20 Lines on Thaipusam
1) Thaipusam festival is a Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamil community of South India.
2) Thaipusam festival is celebrated not only in India but also in other countries like USA, Sri Lanka, Africa, and Thailand by the Tamil community.
3) Lord Murugan is worshiped in the Thaipusam festival.
4) Lord Murugan is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Kartikeya.
5) The Thaipusam festival is celebrated every year on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai, which falls in the January-February month of the English calendar.
6) It is believed that on this day Goddess Parvati ordered Lord Murugan to kill the demon named Soorapadman and his army.
7) After which Lord Karthikeya killed Soorapadman while winning the victory of good over evil on this day.
8) The Thaipusam festival starts from the full moon day and lasts for ten days.
9) Thousands of devotees gather in temples to worship Lord Murugan on these days.
10) The purpose of the Thaipusam festival is to pray to the Lord Murugan and receive his grace so that the evil of the devotees can be destroyed.
11) The Thaipusam festival is celebrated by Hindus and marks the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan.
12) Thaipusam is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the city of Palani in Tamil Nadu.
13) Thousands of devotees especially come to visit Palani temple during the holy Thaipusam festival.
14) On Thaipusam day, large number of devotees march towards Murugan temples with a procession carrying ‘Chhatris’ (Kavad).
15) They proceed with dance, play the drums and chant ‘vel vel Shaktivel’, a devotional song.
16) Some devotees pierce their tongue and cheeks with ‘vel’ (iron needles).
17) Devotees offer yellow and orange fruits and flowers to Lord Murugan and they also wear dresses of yellow or orange colour.
18) These devotees are so absorbed in devotion to God that they do not even feel pain or discomfort.
19) At the same time, no blood comes out while making this hole, nor the marks of these holes remain.
20) For the devotees, the Thaipusam festival is a celebration of devotion to Lord Murugan.
Thaipusam is the festival of faith and devotion which implies the victory of good over the evil, as on this day Lord Karthikeya defeated the demon Soorapadman. In this festival, giving physical pain to the self shows the devotion and faith of a person towards his devotee and his firm belief that Murugan is there to bless us and he will not let anything go wrong. Thaipusam also showcases the rich old tradition and culture of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.