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Keeping hopes adrift


Devotees wading knee-deep into the sea to get closer to the floating chariot bearing the statue of Goddess Kali near the temple in Teluk Bahang. — Photos: GEORGE CHEAH/The Star

Devotees wading knee-deep into the sea to get closer to the floating chariot bearing the statue of Goddess Kali near the temple in Teluk Bahang. — Photos: GEORGE CHEAH/The Star

IN the Hindu pantheon, Kali is the awesome personification of Shakti, the supreme female divine power of the religion.

Her Sanskrit name means “She who is black” or “She who is death”, and there is a 119-year-old temple in Teluk Bahang, Penang, in her honour.

   

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