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Thaipuism Festival will live on January/February at Palani, Tamil Nadu.
Thaipuism is one of the important fairs of Hindu religions which is celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. Thaipuism is celebrated each year on the full moon in the Tamil month which falls on January/February of the English Calendar.
Thaipuism celebrates on the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan, also referred to as Subramanium. The Thaipuism festival is celebrated for ten days. Thousands of devotees gather in temples to prove their devotion to the Lord. It is celebrated on the special occasion of Parvati giving Murugan a Vel “spear” to fight against the evil demon “Soorapadman”.
Firewalking and whipping are also practiced to prove the devotion of the pilgrims during the Thaipuism. It is celebrated in Palani and there is also Kavadi cavadee Attam, which is one of the local dance forms of the south Indians.