The vibrant and sacred Thaipusam festival commenced with great enthusiasm this morning as devotees gathered at the Kalugasalamoorthy Mandir in Thootukudi for the ceremonial flag hoisting.
Kalugasalamoorthy Mandir, widely recognised as South Palani, witnessed a significant turnout of worshippers who participated in the auspicious event with fervor and devotion.
#WATCH | Thoothukudi: The Thaipusam festival started this morning with flag hoisting at the Kalgakasalamurthy temple in Kalgakumalai, known as South Palani of Tamil Nadu. A large number of devotees participated in it. The main event of the festival, Dhirut Therotam, will be held… pic.twitter.com/95K4Ptm7l5
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Marking the beginning of the festival, the flag hoisting ceremony set the tone for the days ahead, filled with religious observances and spiritual celebrations. Thaipusam is an important Hindu festival that holds deep cultural and religious significance, drawing devotees from far and wide to take part in the rituals and festivities.
Thaipusam, celebrated in honor of Bhagwan Murugan, is characterized by various rituals, including a procession. Devotees eagerly anticipate this grand procession, which typically involves the ceremonial chariot carrying the deity through the streets, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of traditional music and the chanting of hymns. Thaipusam, celebrated in honor of Bhagwan Muruga, is characterised by various rituals, penance, and acts of devotion.
(with inputs from ANI)