Vaigasi Visakam importance
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It was on this day that Lord Muruga manifested to destroy the dark forces and establish dharma and grant supreme protection and wisdom.Many Muruga temples hold the 10 day Brahmotsavam festival on Vaigasi Visakam. Devotees carry Pal kudam (milk pots) to do milk abisekam to Muruga and vow to carry kavadi (a decorated yoke) on their shoulders in procession to the temple of Muruga.
Moreover on this day, in temples special pooja, homa, aarti and abisekam are done to Muruga to seek his blessings.The divine wedding of Muruga to Valli is conducted on this day in many temples. It is very auspicious to conduct or see this wedding as all problems relating to marriage will be solved and happiness and auspiciousness would be conferred upon by the Lord.
Furthermore 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. When offering nagalinga flowers he urges us to donate food to the needy as a must. Visit to Muruga temple on this day would confer immeasurable merit and earn the grace of the supreme Lord.