Thaipusam celebrated on a grand scale nationwide

THE Thaipusam festival is back again on a grand scale with the iconic silver chariot processions across the country after two years of muted celebrations due to the Covid pandemic.

The mass of devotees was felt at the main thrust of the celebration at the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves, Selangor, with thousands of Hindus carrying kavadi and paal koodam (milk offerings) to pay homage to Lord Murugan.