Thaipusam Festival in Malaysia
Thaipusam is a key Hindu ceremony that is held each year during the full moon in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar – falling from mid-January to mid-February in the Gregorian calendar. It is marked in Malaysia by a public holiday.
Over a million Hindus gather every year at various temples nationwide to celebrate Thaipusam. Thaipusam is a celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan (youngest son of Shiva and his wife Parvati).
The celebrations take place on a grand scale at the Batu Caves (Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple) just outside of Kuala Lumpur. Besides the Batu Caves; Hindus also gather at the Balathandayuthapani Temple or Waterfall Hill Temple in Penang, the Sri Subramaniya Swamy Temple in Sungai Petani (Kedah), and the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Ipoh (Perak).
For more information :
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Dhevasthanam
163, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : +603-20785323
Fax : +603-20310272