Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thaipusam Another Holiday for Malaysian

Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).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 Soorapadam.

Kavadi Attam is a dance performed by the devotees during the ceremonial worship of Murugan, the Tamil God of War. It is often performed during the festival of Thaipusam and emphasizes debt bondage. The Kavadi itself is a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from the God Murugan.

During this time Bt Caves will be very alive and jammed because of the devotees coming in to pray and to join in the festival..

Taken from Wikipedia

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