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Nation 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Floating procession attracts 25,000

A floating chariot procession at the Teluk Bahang coast attracted some 25,000 Hindu devotees last night.

Letters 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Let’s not make a mockery of Thaipusam

From CHITRA SAKRABANI, Penang.

Nation 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Declare public holiday in FT for Thaipusam, government urged

ALTHOUGH Thaipusam is only a day away, I>Tamil Nesan/Ihopes that the Federal Government will declare a public holiday for the occasion tomorrow in the Federal Territory as a non-Indian Cabinet minister and a Mentri Besar are attending the event for the first time in 22 years.

Nation 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Horseback riders to join devotees

The chariot procession for the Thaipusam festival this year will, for the first time, be led by a team of horseback riders, including a monkey.

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 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prayers mark harvest festival

The Sikh community celebrated Vasakhi on Monday with calls for a renewal of their commitment to their faith.

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.