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Nation 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Altar maker gets inspiration from Year of the Monkey

For the past three months, V.M. Thuraisingham has been working painstakingly on a styrofoam statue of Hanuman (Hindu monkey deity) for this year's Thaipusam festival.

Nation 02 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Devotees fulfil vows early at Batu Caves

The Thaipusam celebrations got off to an early start at Batu Caves here with Hindu devotees carrying I>kavadis /I>four days ahead of the big day due to the long stretch of public holidays this week.

Nation 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Devotees to pray for Abdullah

A special prayer will be held for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at Batu Caves today in conjunction with the third International Arulmigu Murukan Conference Malaysia 2003 here.

Nation 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

150,000 join Thaipusam procession

More than 150,000 devotees joined those carrying kavadis in a procession through the streets here to celebrate Thaipusam with offerings of coconuts, flowers and milk yesterday.

Nation 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Devotees flock to Batu Caves

More than 5,000 I>kavadi /I>bearers marked the annual Thaipusam celebrations at Batu Caves as hundreds of thousands of other devotees offered prayers to Lord Muruga.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Tens of thousands ‘smash’ their egos

Tens of thousands of devotees smashed coconuts and gave offerings to Lord Muruga as the silver chariot made its way through the streets of George Town yesterday.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Elephants add extra meaning to chariot procession

The elephants made this year#8217;s annual Lord Muruga chariot procession from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple here to Batu Caves unique and meaningful.

Nation 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group to pull chariot for world peace

Although it is the norm to make vows for personal reasons during Thaipusam, a group here feels that it is important to make a vow for world peace and to unite Indians through culture.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

600,000 devotees expected to attend Thaipusam festival

Some 600,000 devotees including those from Singapore, Germany, Medan in Indonesia and Britain, are expected to converge here for the three-day Thaipusam festival which begins this Saturday.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Giving silver chariot its gleam

Thirty-five years ago, A. Veerapathiran was at a loss for words when he was requested by the I>Kovil Veedu/I(Temple House) management committee to polish the silver chariot for the Thaipusam festival.