IPOH: Thaipusam will be celebrated in a low-key affair here.
Ipoh Hindu Devasthana Paripalana Sabah president M. Vivekananda said due to the escalating Covid-19 cases, and the conditional movement control order imposed in the state, the committee would not permit kavadis, that is the pinnacle of the celebration.
The committee manages the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Sungai Pari and the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Gunung Cheroh.
Vivekananda added that there would be no procession (Ratham), head-shaving and ear-piercing activities.
“No stalls, and lunch will not be served. Only 30 devotees will be allowed into the temple at any one time.
“However they must leave immediately after the prayers, to allow others who may be waiting, ” he said.
Vivekananda added that strict enforcement of the standard operating procedure (SOP) would be carried out, with the help of Rela personnel.
“We are urging all devotees to be vigilant, and cooperate with the temple officials by observing the SOP, ” he added.
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