The full moon yesterday marked the Hindu festival of Thaipusam here in Singapore. There’s always a really joyous feeling in the air, and hundreds of Hindu devotees do the 3km walk from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road to Sri Thandayuthapani Temple at the bottom end of River Valley Road.
Held in honour of Lord Subramaniam, Thaipusam is a Hindu festival of purification and atonement during which devotees fulfill their vows made to the deity for prayers answered. The special ones, who are carrying burdens or kavadi, have the support of all their family and friends. It looks a bit severe in the photos, but really it’s a feel-good event.
I’ve blogged pictures of Thaipusam before HERE .