Vaikasi Visagam, Vaigasi Visakam, Vaikasi Visakam Date, When is Vaikasi Visakam in 2015?, 1st June 2015
Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan. This God is also known as Kumara, Subrahamanya and Aarmugam. It is believed that Lord Muruga born as six flames from third eye of the Lord shiva on Vaikasi Visakam day. This festival is observed on the Visakam nakshatram day in the month of Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second month of Tamil solar calender. This year, Vaikasi Visakam is on Monday, 1st June 2015.
Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated in a grand manner in almost all Lord Muruga temples. Temples open at 1 am in the morning on this day. Devotees wear saffron or green clothes and peform Ksheerabhishekam (Abhishekam with milk) to the God. Flag Hoisting (Kodiyetram), Pierce Spear (Alagu Kuthuthal), Kavadi, Tonsuring head and Anga pradakshina are the other rituals performed on this day.