Monday, April 12, 2021

Thaipusam

Thaipusam: no SOP violations reported

KUALA LUMPUR: There has been no violation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Thaipusam celebration during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order throughout the country so far, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah...

Kavadi bearer cleanses sins without piercings for Thaipusam this year

BY GOH KOK GUAN GEORGE TOWN: Apart from the large, colourful structures carried by the kavadi bearers during the Thaipusam festival, another significant characteristic about these worshippers was the piercings around their body, most notably using skewers or vel spears,...

A silent Thaipusam this year

KUALA LUMPUR: It is going to be a silent Thaipusam this year, on Jan 28. Covid-19 has made sure of that. This annual Hindu religious event will be observed mainly in homes, without the rhythmic sounds of the traditional urumee...

Chariot allowed to travel under strict conditions

PUTRAJAYA: Special permission has been given for the chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan to travel from Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur to Sri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves tomorrow as it is an important part of...

Thaipusam celebration at temples not allowed in states under MCO, CMCO

PUTRAJAYA: Holding of the Thaipusam celebration at temples this year in states under the movement control order (MCO) and conditional movement control order (CMCO) is not allowed. The Ministry of National Unity (KPN) in a statement today said this decision...

25 seek penance in Thaipusam procession

KUCHING: The Thaipusam festival yesterday saw twenty-five kavadi (decorative burdens) bearers in a procession from Sri Maha Marriamman Temple (SMMT) at Rock Road to Sri Srinivasagar Kaliamman Temple at Ban Hock Road. Thaipusam, one of the biggest Hindu celebrations in the country, is dedicated...

Thaipusam wows visitors

BY ALLAN JAY AND NUR ASHIKIN LOUIS KUCHING: Although Thaipusam is a religious festival celebrated by the Tamil to honour Lord Murgan – the Hindu god of war and a son of Shiva -- everyone regardless of race and religion, is welcomed...

Thaipusam is here!

KUCHING: It’s Thaipusam today. In pre-Japanese time, the festival started at the foothills of Mount Matang. Devotees carried their 'kavadis' (burdens) up the hill to a temple at the top after a dip in the river. Later when most of the Hindu community had moved...
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