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Thaipusam

Thaipusam

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival in honour of Lord Subramaniam, son of Shiva, and is a day of purification and penance during which devotees make offerings of thanks for blessings received through fulfilment of vows. The festival centres on the two-mile (4km) procession of penitents who carry 'kavadis' (large wood or metal frames) hung with offerings such as milk, honey or flowers and decorated with bells and peacock feathers. These loaded shrines are gruesomely supported by heavy spikes, hooks
Event Date: 7 February 2012
Venue: Procession from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple

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