No Thaipusam celebrations in Ipoh this year to comply with CMCO

IPOH: There will be no Thaipusam celebrations at the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Gunung Cheroh here this year.

Ipoh Hindu Devasthana Paripalana Sabah president M. Vivekananda said all related activities at the temple have been called off after being advised to conform to the conditional MCO standard operating procedures.

"The police have called us and advised us to stop all activities pertaining to Thaipusam," he said in a statement issued on Sunday (Jan 17).

"There will be no paal kudam (milk offering), kavadi, head-shaving, chariot procession, Annadhanam (food offering) and Angapradakshinam (rolling on the ground).

"No stalls are allowed in the temple vicinity with immediate effect," he added.

Vivekananda had reportedly said last week that Thaipusam would be celebrated in a low-key affair, with only prayers allowed to be held under strict observation of the SOPs.

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