Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.
Our mission is to conduct Pathayathirai alias Walk to any temple on auspicious day to bring the community together on a healthy social note.
Social walk with friends and family to Concord Murugan temple for Thaipoosam on Iron horse trail from San Ramon central park.
Thaipoosam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon.
Belief is that devote a physical burden through which implore for help from the God Murugan! take a vow to offer to idol for the purpose of tiding over or averting a great calamity.
2019 Walk Event was on January 19th, Saturday. See you next year event. 2020 Thaipoosam is on Saturday, February 8th. Walk day event is not established yet.
Walk from Central Park, San Ramon starts from 7.45 AM; Check the time assigned for you
Walk from Walden Park, Walnut Creek starts from 9.30 AM; Check the time assigned for you
View map of Thaipoosa Walk route 1803 2nd Street, Concord, CA
Convey your thanks to east bay park http://www.ebparks.org/about/contactus for providing permit to use the trail facilities.More on Iron horse Trail https://www.ebparks.org/parks/trails/iron_horse/default.htm
Walk is open to all people, religion and race. All are welcome.
NO "Overnight Parking" on Temple's 2nd street starting from Jan 18, 2019 till end of Thaipoosam
Check weather and better to get a rain poncho.
Thanks to all sponsors, volunteers, agencies and participants for making 2018 Thaipoosa walk event great success. More than 3,000 walkers crossed at last snack station in the year 2018.
This event is brought to you by passionate volunteers and generous sponsors like you to bring the tradition here locally. If interested in sharing the expenses incurred, please do online transfer through zelle payment at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com; your contribution may be tax deductible.
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Vanakkam! I would like to share a wonderful experience by a Portuguese women (I’m not sure if I have mentioned the correct country) Here is the details Note she requested not to mention her name but asked me to share her experience in our group. I was volunteering in Walden park and suddenly around 2:00PM a women approached me and was complementing how well we have organized this whole event. When I thanked her she continued to share her experience, seems like she was doing her usual walk and saw many of us, due to her interest to different culture she had reached out to a group and enquired more details. This group of people (not sure who 😊) not only explained but also encouraged to walk with them She happily did walk all the way to temple had good Darshan and got the prasadam too She is now saying going forward she would like to walk every year This really made my day and felt blessed Concord Muruganuku Arokara!!!
Well organized and executed. Kudos to the organizers and all the volunteers. If possible, publish the volunteer list and their efforts.
Hats off to all the volunteers. There are no words...Very well Organized all the way to temple. Super delicious food. So much hard work by all of you. My sincere thanks for the great work and bringing the community together. Arohara!
அருமையான 👌 அனுபவம். பங்களித்த / ஏற்பாடு செய்த அனைவருக்கும் மிக்க நன்றி 🙏 மிக அருமையான வானிலையும் கூட ! மீண்டும் அடுத்த வருடம் சந்திக்கும் வரை நன்றி 🙏
Disclaimer: You are participating in the walk on your own interest and you are responsible for your own act. No one from or temple or volunteers or other facilitators should be held liable for anything. This event is facilitated by passionate volunteers.
Keywords: Concord Shiva Murugan Temple Thaipoosam or Thaipusam or Thaipusa Walk, pathyathirai, padayatra from San Ramon Central park