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Wednesday November 14, 2012
BUTTERWORTH: Hundreds of Hindu devotees flocked to the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple here on Deepavali.
Some came as early as 7am yesterday to receive blessings from the temple priest.
Religious hymns were chanted in gratitude for the blessings and prosperity bestowed upon them.
Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, signifies the triumph of light over darkness.
It usually starts with the oil bath ritual, a tradition still commonly practised by the Hindu community in the country before they proceed to the temple for morning prayers.
After that, family members would congregate at their homes where traditional Indian sweets and delicacies would be served to friends and relatives.
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