Thai Krithigai Pooja Orders received after 05:00 PM (IST) 12-Feb, 2019 cannot
be executed on Thai Krithigai Pooja Day (13-Feb-2019). Instead Pooja will
be performed on the date selected by you and Prasadam will be sent to you.
Thai Krithigai ( Kiruthigai or Kaarthigai ) is celebrated on 4 Feb
2019 . Generally on all Krithigai special abhishekam, alankaram
and pujas are done to Lord Muruga in temples.
Thai Krithigai is special. Many devotees fast in this day and take Kavadi, Pal
Kuddam and do padayatra (walk) to Lord Muruga Temples. Chanting of Lord Muruga
hymns and playing of percussion instruments by devotees can be seen in temples.
Special yagnas will take place in temples
Krithigai is the naksathira of Lord Muruga. According to Skanda Purana, Lord
Muruga took birth from third eye of Lord Shiva as six flames. Agni and Vayu
deva carried the six Flames of Lord Muruga to the Saravana Poigai. Kaarthigai
Pengal took care of the six babies from Lotus flowers in Saravana poigai .
When Lord Muruga attained boyhood, Goddess Parvati took six babies from Kaarthigai
Pengal and made them to single boy with six faces. Hence Lord Muruga is also
called Lord Shanmuga. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi granted Kaarthigai pengal
boon that special poojas for Lord Muruga will be held in every Krithiga nakshatra.