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Vaikasi Visakam 2023: Date, History, Significance, Puja Vidhi

Lord Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is venerated in Tamil Nadu and other southern states as Lord Murugan.

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Vaikasi Visakam 2023: Vaikasi Visakam is commemorated on Lord Murugan’s birthday, who is revered as the deity of war. Lord Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is venerated in Tamil Nadu and other southern states as Lord Murugan.

According to the Tamil calendar, Vaikashi Visakam will be celebrated this year on Saturday, June 3.

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Vaikasi Visakam 2023 Date And Time

Vaikasi Visakam 2023 will be celebrated on Saturday, June 3. The Visakam Nakshathram will commence on June 2, 2023 at 06:53 am and conclude on June 3, 2023 at 06:16 am.

History of Vaikasi Visakam

Lord Muruga is Lord Shiva’s second son, produced from his third eye in the form of ferocious fire flames. As the intensity of the fire was intolerable even for the gods, the fire’s embers were submerged in the river to cool them off. This mighty river is known as the “Saravana Poigai,” and it dispersed the spark into six separate ones. Each spark then incarnated as an infant, which was reared by the “karthigai Pengal” celestial maidens. Then, Goddess Parvati merged all the children into a single male child, creating Lord Muruga with twelve limbs and six features.

Lord Muruga is described as an extremely attractive, endearing, and divine individual who possesses vast knowledge and understanding. The “Skanda Purana” characterises Lord Muruga as a highly intelligent individual who taught Lord Shiva the meaning of the “Pranava Mantra.” He is courageous and also commands the army of the Devas. Overall, he is a manifestation of charisma, grace, authority, loyalty, and goodness.

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Importance of the Vaikasi Visakam

The six various features of Lord Muruga represent six distinct qualities.

  • First Face: It emits brilliant beams of light to dispel the darkness that envelops the world.
  • Second Face: Showers his devotees with gracious blessings and generosity.
  • Third Face: Observes Brahmins and other clerics executing rituals and protects Sanathana Dharma to uphold tradition.
  • Fourth Face: The universe is governed by mystical knowledge and wisdom.
  • Fifth Face: The amulet that shields the people from adversity.
  • Sixth Face: Exhibits affection and benevolence towards all of his devotees.

Soorapadman, Singamuhan, and Tarakan. As a result of their arduous penance, the Asuras obtained immense favours and boons that made them invincible. Only a special force as powerful as Lord Shiva and born from the Almighty can annihilate the malevolent Asuras, who are considered unconquerable due to the special boon conferred by Lord Shiva as the result of their years of devotion and meditation.

Lord Muruga is the combined power of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, as he was created from the third eye of Lord Shiva and then fused with the Goddess. Lord Muruga also receives the formidable “Vel” from his mother as a special weapon. It is an amulet that destroys evil and protects its wearer from life’s challenges. Thus, Lord Muruga not only acquires the power of Lord Shiva, but also invokes the special weapons and abilities of his mother, Goddess Parvati, and becomes an impeccable source of power.

Vaikasi Visakam Puja Vidhi

Lord Kartikeya or Lord Murugan’s birthday is celebrated during Vaikasi. On Vaikasi Visakam, the day when the Nakshatram Visakam coincides with the full moon or pournami, devotees convey milk to Subramania temples in order to perform milk abhishekam for the deity. Lord Kartikeya, also known as the god of bravery, wealth, and intelligence, is celebrated predominantly by Tamilians around the globe. Lord Ganesha is the junior sibling of Lord Murugan, who is the younger offspring of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.

On Vaikasi Visakam, it is believed that Lord Murugan incarnated for a divine purpose. Lord Senthil, Lord Kumaran, Lord Subramanyam, and Lord Shanmugam are alternative names for him. Having six features, Lord Murugan is also known as Lord Arumugam. Due to his six features, Lord Murugan can simultaneously see in the East, West, North, South, Heaven, and Patala (the netherworld).

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