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Today is Magh Purnima and Thaipusam

Today, January 30, 2010 is the Purnima or the full moon day in Magh (January – February) (Maghi Purnima). The Pusam Nakshatram in the Tamil Thai month falls today and it is observed with great vigor as the Thaipusam day. Thaipusam festival reaches its zenith in Malaysia (Penang and Batu Caves), Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.

The day also marks the end of the Magh Snan in North India.

You can read more about the wonderful festival of Thaipusam Dedicated to Lord Muruga here.