Tag Archives: Thaipusam

Revisiting Thaipusam, 2014


  January 30th, 2021 After yesterday’s introduction, today we’re back at Thaipusam. This post is refreshed from 2014, my second year viewing the event. Tomorrow, we’re back on the magic carpet. See you then, Kelly Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from

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Revisiting Thaipusam, 2013

  January 29th, 2021 With yesterday’s reverence, today we’re revisiting my post from 2013 about Thaipusam in Singapore, with updated and additional photos. Depending on when you’re reading this, pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or wine. This is a lengthy post of first impressions, explanations and historical background of an event I knew nothing about at the time.

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Photo of the Day: the Silver Chariot

Preparations for Thaipusam are complete and the events of the day have started. The Silver Chariot, pictured, arrived at Layan Sithi Vinayagar temple this morning and has just departed for the Sri Thendayuthapani. Vows begin at Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple tonight at 8:00 p.m. and continue through the night. Spike and chariot kavadi bearers begin entering the temple at 2:00

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Thaipusam in Singapore

I am entirely new to the complex world of Hindu faith and deities, so explaining Thaipusam and the events of Sunday feels a bit like cramming hundreds of years of history into one comparatively minute composition. Impossible. I’ve been going at it for nearly two days – writing, researching, deleting, rewriting and here I am again revisiting the introduction. I

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