2:14 pm - Thursday June 22, 2017

Malaysian Hindu Sangam issues Thaipusam guidelines for temple and devotees


In conjunction with Thaipusam on Jan 17, the Malaysia Hindu Sangam has issued guidelines for all Hindu temples and devotees in a move to ensure the religious festival is carried out in a proper manner.

Among the guidelines given were on the types of kavadi allowed to be carried, the strict religious attire required when fulfilling vows, besides prohibition on alcohol and cigarette consumption, swords, poles, tridents and whips.
It is expected about 1.2 million people will be participating in this year’s Thaipusam celebration at the Batu Caves Temple in Selangor. — BERNAMA

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