Name of Festival : Vaikasi Visakam Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Vaikasi Visakam Festival is celebrated on Visakam Nakshatram day in Vaikasi masam or Vaikasi month in Tamil Panchangam .
Major Territory of Celebration
Shitala Ashtami Festival is celebrated in Tamil Nadu
Worship in Festival
In this festival people worship in the Lord Murugan
Vaisdakam festival is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Muruga . Vaikasi is the second month of Tamil Calendar. In Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka Vaikasi Visakam festival observed in a grand manner in all Murugan temples .
According to myth Lord Karthikeya or Murugan was first appeared on the earth to kill the demons like Soorapadman. At Tiruchendur and Thiruparankundran, devotees carry milk pots and this day is considered as a day of enlightenment.