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General Views and Perspectives on Thaipusam
One of the most renowned and known festivals of the Hindus, Thaipusam is famous across many countries, and it is often seen to be s public holiday on the day of the festival. This festival is held in honor of the God of the War for Hindus, that is, Lord Muragan and is generally celebrated on the day of a full moon.
Being open to this brief description of the famous festival of Hindus, now, in this article, we will talk more about what Thaipusam is, so that you can learn more about the festival and have a clearer idea.
About the festival, Thaipusam
Before going into more specific details, do note that this is a festival, which is actually celebrated across the world in many places, but our main place of consideration will be Kuala Lumpur. Thus, it has it centered about the statue the Lord Muragan. This statue is being presented by a long procession, which walks through and hovering around the streets of Kula Lumpur, thereby, marking the first day of the festival.
In the second day of the festival, the process of the fulfillment of the vow takes place. That is, people now walk barely footed or without shoes into the Batu Caves. This is the process which is followed by people in order to fulfill their vows. You will also find many people in this procession of the second day, where they are carrying pots of milk and ornate frames (which can literally pierce the skin of your chest), as a part of the fulfillment of the vows in the Batu Caves.
After entering the Batu Caves, in a while, everyone can witness the presence of the huge statue of Lord Muragan, which is about 43 meters (approximately). Somehow, the story behind carrying pots of milk and ornate frames are little more interesting, as described below.
- Carrying the ornate frame: People of this category get rewarded by something, which to remember, will continue for a month or so, until the time of the next pilgrimage to come. What they are awarded is being subsisted on a strict diet which is indeed very heavy.
- Varying pots of milk: This is more sort of giving Thanksgiving. There are many people, precise Hindus, who consider this festival, Thaipusam, to host an expression which will consist of loyalty and allegiance. So is the same, which is shown as a sign when you are to be carrying pots of milk during the procession on the second day, that is, the visit to the Batu Caves.
Through this entire course of the event, the statue of Lord Muragan receives a good number of flowers, given by people residing all over the place.
Thaipusam, are seriously a very famous and a finely renowned festival amongst the Hindus residing all over the world, where they acknowledge their respect and mark the day as a day in the memory of Lord Muragan. Different places across the globe tend to follow different ways of celebrating this event, but one thing remains constant, that is, the rituals which are in accordance with this festival.