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Nation 07 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Eclipse shortens Thaipusam praying hours

GEORGE TOWN: Since ancient times, the lunar eclipse has been treated as a time when divine forces are at their weakest.

Nation 10 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Lighting of candles heralds start of Wesak joy

GEORGE TOWN: It was a hive of activity at the Malaysian Buddhist Association here on the eve of Wesak Day.

Nation 10 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Devotees fume over delay in chariot procession

GEORGE TOWN: What was supposed to be a 13- to 14-hour procession over a 6.5km route took a gruelling 22 hours when a second chariot joined this year’s Thaipusam procession leaving many devotees fuming at the long wait.

Nation 10 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hindus fulfil vows to Lord Muruga

KUALA LUMPUR: Droves of Hindu devotees thronged the Sri Mariamman Temple to offer their devotion and thanksgiving to Lord Muruga on Thaipusam day.

Nation 09 Feb 2017 | 3:19 AM

Zahid joins in Thaipusam celebration at Batu Caves

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived in Batu Caves to join Hindus in celebrating Thaipusam.

Nation 09 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Chariots stay apart during procession in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: A two-hour head start by the golden chariot kept it about 1.5km apart from the silver one as the two created the first dual chariot procession in Penang’s history on the eve of Thaipusam.

Nation 08 Feb 2017 | 2:02 AM

Rain accompanies golden chariot's maiden journey

GEORGE TOWN: A heavy downpour, unseen in recent years during Thaipusam, delayed the departure of the silver chariot from Kovil Veedu in Penang Street on Tuesday

Nation 08 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two chariots for Lord Muruga

GEORGE TOWN: Two chariots operated by rival groups will make their Thaipusam journey from Little India to temples in Jalan Kebun Bunga for the first time.

Nation 07 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Kavadi maker takes pride in variety of his designs

KLANG: Kavadi maker S.T. Barthi­ban (pic) always makes sure his designs are different each year.

Nation 07 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Chariots to meet at one point during processions

GEORGE TOWN: Standing at 7.6m with a width of 3.2m, the silver chariot will be a much more visible entity from a distance although the golden chariot at 4.2m high and 2.9m wide, which is making its debut, has a 90-minute headstart on Thaipusam eve tomorrow.