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Nation 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dzaiddin leads commission

Compiled by IVY SOON (Feb 1 to Feb 7)

Nation 06 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Day of devotion and penance

More than a million people swarmed Batu Caves and numerous other Hindu temples nationwide to do penance and seek blessings from Lord Muruga during Thaipusam yesterday.

Nation 05 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Deity’s chariot reaches temple in Batu Caves

After a 10-hour journey, the silver chariot ferrying Lord Muruga arrived at the foot of the Batu Caves temple at 2pm Wednesday, marking the celebration of Thaipusam.

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

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 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 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.