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Nation 01 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

MMA advises devotees to perform their vows earlier

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has advised devotees to perform their vows earlier for the upcoming Thaipusam festival to avoid crowds in view of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

Nation 01 Feb 2018 | 3:00 AM

56-year ritual still going strong

KUALA LUMPUR: Life used to be a struggle for veteran kavadi bearer P. Nadarajah (pic).

Letters 01 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Progressing together under the MIB

A letter from C. SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU, Seremban.

Views 30 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Giving thanks to miracles in life

Pinang Points - By Logeiswary Thevadass FOR five years, my friend made a vow to carry nearly 1,000 small milk pots (paal kudam) every Thaipusam.

Nation 22 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Batu Caves temple bans kavadis ‘too big’ or ‘unconventional’

PETALING JAYA: Kavadis that are “too big” and those bearing banned symbols or items will not be allowed past the Batu Caves main entrance on Thaipusam Day.

Nation 28 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many long weekends in 2018

PETALING JAYA: Get your calendars out to plan for weekend getaways as there are seve­ral long weekends to look forward to in 2018.

Nation 15 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Former don shows who’s the boss

SOME years ago, The Star carried a Valentine’s Day story of a man who proposed to his girlfriend at a hospital car park.

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 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Thaipusam spraying group’ creator nabbed

SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested the 29-year-old man who created the “Thaipusam spraying group”.

Nation 25 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Colourful yet religious affair as thousands converge to fulfil vows

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of devotees thronged Batu Caves to fulfil their annual vows to Lord Muruga for the Thaipusam celebrations this year.