07 Feb '12, 11am

7,000 Hindu devotees celebrate Thaipusam festival

7,000 Hindu devotees celebrate Thaipusam festival

7,000 Hindus celebrated the annual Thaipusam festival on Tuesday to honour Lord Murugan, one of the most important Hindu deities. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Tay Suan Chiang A recent knee operation did not stop Hindu devotee Naresh Pillai, from carrying a 10kg kavadi at the Thaipusam festival. The 32-year-old safety coordinator was carrying the kavadi for the 11th year, but said 'the feeling is different each time'. The kavadi - an intricate structure of steel and wood - is attached to the carrier's body using 108 vels or spikes. This year, Mr Pillai said he was 'physically challenged' as he was still recovering from a knee operation he had last October, but he decided to proceed with it as 'a fulfilment to my vows and as a form of thanksgiving'. He added that he will carry the kavadi for 'as long as I live'. Photo gallery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments power...

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Thousands take part in Thaipusam festival

Thousands take part in Thaipusam festival

channelnewsasia.com 07 Feb '12, 8am

SINGAPORE: The annual Thaipusam festival got under way at the stroke of midnight Tuesday and by the time the day is over, ...

Blog Archive » Thaipusam 2012

Blog Archive » Thaipusam 2012

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