In palani Sri Dhandayuthapani temple, 10 day festival (Brahmotsavam) is held during Thaipusam. Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding) will be held on the day before Thaipusam. On Thaipusam, Therottam will be held. Lord Muthukumaraswamy will bless devotees in Thanga Guthirai Vahanam (Golden Horse), Periya Thanga Mayil Vahanam (Golden Peacock), Theppotsavam (Float Festival) during the 10 day festival.
In Chidamabaram (Thillai) Panchamurthi Veedhi Ula, Thirthavari, Thaandava Darsanam aarthi will be held on Thaipusam. In madurai Sri meenakshi amman temple, Sri meenakshi Sundareshwarar Theppotsavam (Float Festival) will be held at Mariammam Theppa Kulam. In Mylapore Kapaleeswarar temple, 3 Day Theppotsavam will be held during Thaipusam Pournami.
At the Linga Bhairavi temple in coimbatore, devotees participate in a 21-day Shivanga sadhana, which ends on Thaipusam at the temple. women offer kudam or pots of plants, grain and fruit, which they carry on their heads over a certain distance.