Monday, January 17, 2011

Thaipusam 2011

This may be a festival that may interest readers. The full moon day of the Tamil month Thai, also known as Thaipusam, falls on 20 January in the year of 2011. The Thaipusam festival is dedicated to Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan. It "commemorates the feats of the Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam, son of Lord Siva. It also acknowledges Subramaniam's triumph over the evil forces." (Source: Singapore Infopedia).

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Two years ago, on 7 and 8 Feb 2009, I had made time to observe the various events that celebrated the Thaipusam festival. You could read the series of posts that I had written of my experiences back then here: Thaipusam (2009).

Here's a video that I had taken two years ago of the Silver Chariot procession, may it interest you.

The start of the procession.


pinkie said...

Read that this year there's restriction on the noise level? Dun understand why so, this is just a once a year event...

oceanskies79 said...

Hi Pinkie: I hope the restriction could be lifted. I cannot imagine a Thaipusam without the music. It is the music and the cheers that make Thaipusam more meaningful for the devotees, and mesmerising for the audience.