07 Feb '12, 8am

Thousands take part in Thaipusam festival

Thousands take part in Thaipusam festival

SINGAPORE: The annual Thaipusam festival got under way at the stroke of midnight Tuesday and by the time the day is over, thousands of devotees would have completed their walk. The devotees take part in Thaipusam by carrying kavadis and milk pots as a form of thanksgiving to Lord Murugan, the principal deity of Thaipusam. By the end of Tuesday, some 8,000 devotees would have carried the milk pots and another 600, the heavier kavadis. They do so along a four-and-a-half kilometre route from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple at Serangoon Road to the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road. Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing witnessed the proceedings at both temples. "It is important for the different races to come together to appreciate each other's religions, religious practices. I'm very happy to be here today. I learnt a lot about the...

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