The Fresco team would like to take this opportunity to wish all its clients and friends a Happy Thaipusam this 9th Feb 2017. Although Thaipusam is not as huge as Deepavali in Malaysia, it is celebrated in full force and colors by the Hindu/Tamil community. One can witness the procession at Batu Caves where you will see a number of devotees carrying ‘Kavadis’ as a mean to worship the God of war, Murugan.
To all the devotees, have a pleasant celebration tomorrow and to all the others having an off day, do participate if you’re able to. This is almost an adventure if you’ve not been to one before. The smell of coconut and fresh milk will surely make your day!
Take care and cheers from the Avid & Fresco team!
About Thaipusam (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Thaipusam or Thaipoosam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம், Taippūcam)(Malayalam: തൈപ്പൂയം, Thaippūyam) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, Guadeloupe, Réunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica, and other parts of the Caribbean.
The word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. It is commonly believed that Thaipusam marks Murugan’s birthday; Some other sources suggest that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan’s birthday.