Thaipoosam Festivals in Tamilnadu
Be a part of the celebrations at Palani in Tamil Nadu where Lord Murugan is worshipped by lakhs of devotees in the Tamil month of Thai. This festival usually falls between January and February. The temple atop the hill housing Lord Murugan, who is the presiding deity, witnesses devotees carrying bedecked wooden decks, milk pots on their heads and lances pierced in their bodies. As an offering to the God for their prayers responded, devotees undergo these rituals and surrender to his feet finally.
The temple will be kept open throughout the day of Thaipoosam. You have the options of climbing 700 steps to reach the temple along with other devotees carrying their offerings or you can go up by the rope car and winch. You need to walk around for half a kilometre from the parking zone to the foot hills. You must be patient enough to get your turn to use the winch or rope car as the crowd will be in the order of thousands.