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Thai (tamil)

Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by the Tamil Hindu community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai usually coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil or Pooyam in Malayalam.The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan (aka Kartikeya) a Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman and his brothers.

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