Monday, January 21, 2019

Aren't You Glad You Are Not A Hindu?

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show their devotion, gathered in temples across the country on Monday to mark Thaipusam.
I'll take Tu Be'Shvat over this anytime!

The annual Hindu festival sees believers carry offerings to places of worship to the deity Murugan and marks the day when his mother - the goddess Parvathi - gave him a powerful lance to fight demons.
It is observed mainly in countries with significant populations of ethnic Tamils - descended from people who originally came from southern India - including Malaysia and neighbouring Singapore.

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