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Thaipusam 2012: Faith Penance & Endurance

Thaipusam 2012: Faith Penance & Endurance


Batu Caves, preparation are underway for the grandest Hindu Festival of the year Thaipusam is about faith, penance and endurance More than a million devotees are expected to congregate here over the next few days Five days before Thaipusam we follow a group of 50 devotees from the Sri Muniswarar Temple in Puchong as they make their climb up the 272 steps to reach the top of the hill where the temple is located. HIgh Priest Vasantha, aged 50 is leading a group of devotees to fulfill their vows and to seek forgiveness for their sins from Lord Murugan She has been doing this for the past 20 years only this year it is a bit different To avoid the heavy traffic, due to a long stretch of public holidays she is starting early and for many devotees it is never too early to perform this pilgrimage

15 thoughts on “Thaipusam 2012: Faith Penance & Endurance”

  1. I just wish the kavadi bearers would stop the Cigar smoking. It is a product of modern creation. Why associate it with gods. In fact, on Thaipusam day officials will stop this act but some of them are simply stubborn. I hope Lord Muruga will find a way to communicate this wrong doing and put an end to. Hindusim professes, "Say No To Smoking!

  2. @Thiagarajah1 how is all these practices e.g cigar smoking, worshipping Kali, Muniswaran be associated with Thaipusam which is Festival exclusively dedicated Lord Murugan ?

    The media shud not give any publicity to these "bogus" followers of Thaipusam

  3. @NaamTamilars. I don't mind if they worship or pay penance to other gods, but don't hijack to make a mockery of the religion. Well, the media has now exposed, but who should put a stop to this insult to hindu tecahings. She even does a fireman lift whilst in trance !. We are in the 21st century. The viewership goes viral gobally. How do we explain this ?.

  4. @NaamTamilars the media are Chinese people. How can we expect them to know its bogus when even the Tamizhans cant tell the difference? Whats worse is that she claim to be the high priestss. Listen to the song> Jing Chikka?! Oh God! Sometime it makes me hope that the "2012 – End of the World" is true… Just to get rid of this kind of people.

  5. Lot of mix ups. Muniswaran and Lord Muruga. How did they get the combinations. Faith should not be converted to blind faith and hypocrisy. Only God should save us

  6. These morons are such a disgrace to the Indian community…Cigar smoking..drinking liquor…full of rubbish!!!

  7. bloody parias. disgrace 2 the hinduism. n wat is the Hindu sngam is doing???
    Nothing like the Ceylon Tamils run the temples, eg Sri Kandaswamy Kovil, Scoat Road, Brickfields,KL with dicipline and according to the Saiva Agamas

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