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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 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 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 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 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.

Letters 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Let’s not make a mockery of Thaipusam

From CHITRA SAKRABANI, Penang.

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.

Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hindus flock to Sungai Dua temple

An elephant drew thousands of devotees, bearing trays of fruits, flowers and other offerings, to the consecration ceremony of the Sri Krishna Bagawan Alayam temple in Sungai Dua, Penang yesterday.

Nation 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Prayers chanted for tsunami victims

Chants of #8220;I>ohm shanti/I>#8221; reverberated in the air as thousands of devotees accompanying a silver chariot bearing the statue of Lord Muruga prayed for the souls of over 200,000 tsunami victims.

Nation 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

100-year-old devotee takes part in chariot procession

He may be 100 years old, but that did not stop K. Subramaniam from waiting patiently under the scorching sun for the chariot bearing the statue of Lord Muruga to arrive.