Vaikasi Visakam 2020: Read about Rituals & Future dates of Vaikasi Visakam

During the Tamil month of Vaikasi (mid-may and mid-june). Vaikasi Visakam is observed as the birthday of Lord Subramanya or Lord Muruga.Visakam is considered to be the birth star of Lord Muruga and so he is also known by the name Visakam. Lord Muruga is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and he is the God of power and strength. When the time of Purnima or full moon day devotees carry out milk  in all the Temples of Subramanya and Lord Murugan to performed the Abhishekam of Goddess.

Vaikasi Visakam falls in the month of May-June. This festival is celebrated during the time of Visakam Nakshatra. In the Tamil calendar Vaikasi is the 2nd solar month and Visakam is the 16th star out of twenty-seven stars. Vaikasi month is Known as Vrishabha month and Visakam Nakshatra is known as Vishakha Nakshatra which operate at least once in every month.

This festival is mainly celebrated by the tamilians in all over the world. Lord Murugan is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is the God of courage and wealth. Lord Muruga is the younger son of Lord Shiva and he is the brother of Lord Ganesha. The birth anniversary of Lord Murugan is mainly celebrated by the tamilians. There are so many names of Lord Murugan like Lord Shanmugam, Lord Kumaran, Lord Senthil, Lord Subramanyam. Lord Murugan have six faces therefore Lord Murugan can see in East, West, North, South, Heaven and Patala at the same time. Due to his six faces he is also known as Lord Arumugam.

Rituals During Vaikasi Visakam :-

  • Lord Muruga is the god of purest and highest knowledge and power.
  • On this day praying to him will relieve one of past misdeed and grant purification.
  • On this day Lord Muruga expressed to destroy the dark forces.
  • On this day Lord Murugan establish Dharma and grant supreme protection and sobering.
  • On the day of Vaikasi Visakam many Muruga temples hold the 10 day Brahmotsavam event.
  • At home, we can prepare sweet pongal as food offering to Muruga and recite Subramanya Bhujangam of Adi Sankara, Thirupughazh of Saint Arunagirinathar and other hymns in praise of him.
  • Devotees carry out milk for the Abhishekam of Lord Murugan.
  • During this day special Pooja, homa, aarti, and Abhishekam are done to Lord Muruga to seek his blessings.
  • On this day the Divine wedding of Lord Muruga to Valli is conducted in many temples.
  • It is very auspicious event to conduct or see wedding as all the problems related to marriage will be solved.
  • Visit to Lord Murugan temple on this day would confer immeasurable merit and earn the grace of the Topmost Lord.

Significance of Vaikasi Visakam :-

  • Lord Muruga can be invoked by reciting the six syllable fire mantra – SA RA VA NA BA VA.
  • Chanting this mantra protects us from all evil and grants good merit.
  • Saint Arunagirinathar says we should wear this in mind and meditate on his beautiful form to be blessed by his grace.
  • Lord Muruga was incarnated to destroy the demons Surapadma, tarakasura, and Singamugha. They were causing misery to the gods and Gods approached Lord Shiva for help.
  • The saint says that he is the infinite reality residing in the cavern of our heart as Guhan, who will protect us and lead us in the path of  sobering and light. 
  • He is the God of all knowledge and imparted the meaning of the basic cosmic word OM to his father, Lord Shiva. 
  • The statement of Shanmugam is the ever fasting treatment of victory, of truth over falsehood of Dharma over Adharma. 
  • Those who fight against adharmic forces within or around themselves are said to be the Faithful warriors(yoddha) of Muruga. 
  • Lord Muruga is the Lord of kundalini and guides his devotees to attain perfection in life.

Vaikasi Visakam Dates between 2018 and 2030

    Year  Date  DayVisakam Nakshatram starts MuhurthamVisakam Nakshatram Ends Muhurtham
  201828th of MayMonday21:38 on 27- may23:04 on 28 – may
  201918th of MaySaturday03:08 on 18 – may02:22 on 19 – may
  20204th of JuneThursday20:43 on 03 – June18:36 on 04 – June
  202125th of MayTuesday07:05 on 25 – may04:11 on 26 – may
  202212th of JuneSunday02:05 on 12 – June23:58 on 12 – June
  20233rd of JuneSaturday06:52 on 02 – June06:15 on 03 – June
  202423rd of JuneThursday07:46 on 22 – may09:14 on 23 – may
  20259th of JuneMonday12:41 on 08 – June15:30 on 09 – June
  202630th of MaySaturday10:37 on 29 – may13:20 on 30 – may
  202720th of MayThursday12:18 on 19 – may13:20 on 20 – may
  20285th of JuneMonday01:44 on 05 – June00:59 on 06 – June
  202927th of MaySunday11:41 on 26 – may09:12 on 27 – may
  203013th of JuneThursday07:42 on 13 – June05:05 on 14 – June

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