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Thaipusam

Event Date
30 Jan 2018 - 01 Feb 2018


Thaipusam signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a golden chariot worth RM3 million led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at Wterfall Road. On Thaipusam day, devotees go through a physical endurance of being skewered and pierced on the back and front of their bodies as act of penance.

View Penang Thaipusam video here.

Schedule:
30 Jan, 5am:  ‘VEL’ Procession on the Golden Chariot will leave the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street Penang 
(the Golden Chariot will leave 2 hours before the Silver Chariot)
30 Jan, 9pm: Expected to reach the Hilltop Murugan Temple
31 Jan, All day: At Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple, Jalan Kebun Bunga
1 Feb, 5pm: Return journey - Golden Chariot leaving the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple enroute to the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street and is expected the arrive at 7.00am the following day.


Contact Number
+604-650 5215

Website
http://www.hebpenang.gov.my/

Address
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 17, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang