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Thursday, January 20, 2011

THAIPUSAM...

I was here in Ipoh shooting this holy ritual by our Indian friends..
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Wiki info

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம், Taippūcam ) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).

It is celebrated not only in countries where the Tamil community constitutes a majority, but also in countries where Tamil communities are smaller, such as Singapore and Malaysia.

The festival is also referred to as Thaipooyam or Thaippooyam (Malayalam: തൈപ്പൂയം, Taippūyaṁ). The word Thaipusam is derived from the month name Thai and Pusam, which refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival.

The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (spear) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. There is a misconception among people that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday; however, it is believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan's birthday.

4 comments:

  1. wah, sangat colourful =D suka3..

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  2. very nice photo dady,

    tak sakit ke diorang cucuk2 tu, ouch..

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  3. yuyu...entah la, katanya dalam paras separuh sedar...

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