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>Thai Kiruthigai January 2010 | Lord Muruga Krithigai | Kaarthigai |

>Thai Krithigai 2010 – Thai Kiruthigai 2010 – Thai Krithigai – 2010 Thai Krithigai – Lord Muruga Thai Krithigai

Thai Krithigai is celebrated on 25 January 2010 (Monday). Usually on this special day for Lord Muruga all Krithigai special abhishekam, alankaram and pujas are done.

Devotees fast on this day and take Kavadi (), Pal Kuddam (Milk pot) and do padayatra (walk) to Lord Muruga Temples. Devotees keep chanting the hymns of lord muruga in his temple and some devotees play percusion instruments in his temple.

Special Abhishekam to Moolavar and Uthsavar with milk, curd, panchamirtham, tender coconut, sandal, paneer, honey, thiruneer, panchakavi, fruit juices and other diraviams amidst the chanting of vedas will be held. Special santhana (Sandal) kappu (Dress) and alankaram (Deoration) will made. Maha deeparadhanai will be take place after archana. Lord Muruga will come in procession in the mada veethi’s of temple.

Krithigai is the naksathira of Lord Muruga. According to Skanda Purana, Lord Muruga took birth from third eye of Lord Shiva as six flames. Agni and Vayu deva carried the six Flames of Lord Muruga to the Saravana Poigai. Kaarthigai Pengal took care of the six babies from Lotus flowers in Saravana poigai.

When Lord Muruga attained boyhood, Goddess Parvati took six babies from Kaarthigai Pengal and made them to single boy with six faces. Hence Lord Muruga is also called Lord Shanmuga. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi granted Kaarthigai pengal boon that special poojas for Lord Muruga will be held in every Krithiga nakshatra.

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