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Thai Poosam
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Thaipoosam is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. Lord Muruga killed the demon Thaarakasuran on poosam star in the month of Thai with the help of powerful Vel given by her mother Parvathi.

Lord Muruga tested the determination of Idumban (who carried first kavadi), a student of sage Agasthiya.
The kavadi that each devotee carries symbolizes his/her burden like the two hills carried by Idumban. It is strongly
believed that the burden in the life of devotee, who carries kavadi, is lessened by Lord Muruga.