The Thaipusam festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country annually and Friday will be the Kuala Lumpur Thaipusam 2014 celebrations at none other than Batu Caves. This festival is a way for its followers to show their acts of devotion as well as to make penance for past transgressions. Fair warning as the acts of ritual may not be for the squeamish but even till today this culture is one of an eye-opening one to both locals and foreigners alike – a truly remarkably unique cultural experience.
“A truly spectacular event, Thaipusam is an annual Hindu festival where devotees perform various rituals as acts of devotion and penance. The main venue is the world-renowned Batu Caves temple.”
Taken from: Tourism Malaysia – Thaipusam
“For the Tamil Hindus in Malaysia, Thaipusam represents fidelity to both deities and family. The festival is truly a multi-generational affair: you’ll see people of all ages pricking their faces with thin spears or carrying large art projects on their backs.”
Article by: Fest 300 – Thaipusam
“Thaipusam celebration in Malaysia is held in most part of the country but the largest gatherings are in Kuala Lumpur. Unlike Diwali celebration, Thaipusam is not a public holiday for the whole country but only in certain states.”
Make your way from Apple Hotel Alor to the Kuala Lumpur Thaipusam 2014 celebrations in Batu Caves for an out-of-this-world cultural experience.