Traveling is passion to many ardent tourists as their love to explore new places, new traditions, cultures, food, lifestyle, language, mannerisms etc are a wonderful memoirs to remember. Traveling is not just confined to self experiences but also can be shared through many social media mediums and enjoy the responses from people as well as the monetary benefits. This has become the only profession to many tourists which not only quenches their desire of traveling but is also helpful to them as well as their followers having said that, I would be interested to introduce a festival that is famous and important to Malaysians.
Thaipusam is one important festival of Malaysia amongst many other festivals. This is specially Tamil festival that commemorates the victory of Lord Muruga over the bad spirit Soorapadam. This festival is ostentatious at the famous Batu caves shrine around the full moon day for about 3 days. People flock from Kuala Lumpur in a procession with pomp and show. Millions march to the temple to seek Lord Muruga’s blessings as the deity is carried in on a silver chariot. The procession is topped by people chanting mantras and the drum beats all around; one gets to watch the passionate devotees carry Kavadis pierced to their body through metal spikes.
The festival is held in late January and early February at Batu Caves Selangor near the waterfall temple Penang. It is a feast to attend such festival in Malaysia as many locals and tourists love to witness the pompous rituals and traditions followed. Check out for the travel and hotel offers at Malaysia Airlines to enjoy your travel and stay with good discounts.