Monday, January 21, 2008

Thaipusam தைப்பூசம holiday for KL and Putrajaya

KL & nearby Selangor areas will be jammed for Chinese New Year shoppers since Thaipusam is officially declared for KL as well.

A very colorful events!

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம்) (or Thai Poosam Kavady) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

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