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Today, 10022017,  is Full Moon Day. The Moon tenants Pushya or Delta Cancri, the Pooyam Day in the month of sidereal Capricorn( Makara or Thai ), which is widely celebrated as Thai Pooyam, the Birth Day of the Celestial War Lord, Muruga !

The Full Moon occurs when the Sun is diametrically opposite to the Moon !,guruvayur,guruvayur temple, thaipooryam,guruvayur,guruvayur temple, thaipooryam,guruvayur,guruvayur temple, thaipooryam

Lord Muruga was born from the Pleiades constellation or Karthika. Svaha impersonated as the Six Sisters of Karthika and hence he has Six Mothers. Arundhati, being devoted to Vasishta did not move away from him. The Six Rishies divorced their wives. In the Western, also we find a similar story. Merope moved away !


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Legend of Palani & Kavadi

Palani is the Abode of  Lord Muruga. Legend has it that the Sage Agastya  wanted to take two Hills ( Sivagiri and Saktigiri ) to his place in the South and empowered his demon disciple Idumban to carry it for him. At that time, Muruga was smarting under a humiliation given to him by his brother, Ganesh. In a contest, Ganesh had won the prized fruit, Pazham, by going around the Male and Female Components of the Ultimate, Purusha and Prakriti personified as Lord Siva and Parvathy !

Muruga moved away from his family in anger and came to reside at the foot of Sivagiri. Lord Siva pacified Muruga saying that Muruga Himself was the Fruit of Wisdom, Pazham ! Pazham Nee became Palani !

Idumban bore the hills slung upon his shoulders in the form of a Kavadi. Idumban had to fight with a boy and was defeated in the battle. Idumban immediately recognised the boy as Muruga Himself and asked for a boon. That anybody who brings the Kavidi should be specially blessed !,guruvayur,guruvayur temple,,guruvayur,guruvayur temple, thaipooryam


Pushya is ruled by Saturn. Is Gulika Titan, the giant moon of Saturn ? Titan is larger than Mercury and is the biggest amongst the 62 moons of Saturn !