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