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

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