Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Thai Pusam is celebrated in the Tamil month Thai. According to legend, an immortal demon Sorapadman started torturing innocent people and created havoc. He had a boon from Lord Shiva that no one other than Shiva himself could vanquish him. In order to destroy the demon, Lord Shiva created Muruga, with his remarkable third eye. Along with Goddess Parvati’s power, Lord Muruga destroyed Sorapadman.