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Malaysians Celebrate Hindu Festival

Hindu devotees have made the trek to Malaysia’s capital for the colorful, feverish, annual Thaipusam religious festival; a celebration dedicated to the deity Lord Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati presented a lance to Lord Murgan to vanquish the demon army of Tarakasura and combat their evil deeds. Therefore, Thaipusam is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Many devotees carry heavy kavaki, or burdens, that can weigh as...

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