Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Murugan. This God is also known as Kumara, Subrahamanya and Aarmugam. It is believed that Lord Muruga born as six flames from third eye of the Lord shiva on Vaikasi Visakam day. This festival is observed on the Visakam nakshatram day in the month of Vaikasi. Vaikasi is the second month of Tamil solar calender.
Things to do on Vaikasi Visakam :
Follow usual pooja procedures using the vigraha or the photo of Lord Subramanya.
Wear saffron or green clothes and peform Ksheerabhishekam (Abhishekam with milk).
Red oleander flowers can be offered to him
Prepare Sarkarai Pongal, a special neviedya and offer it to Lord Subramanya.
Chant Kanda Sashti Kavacham, Subrahmanya Bhujangam and Shanmukha Kavacham.
Visit temples of Lord Muruga with the whole family.