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PUBLISHED: Feb 3, 2015 11:28pm

Vibrant and colourful Thaipusam in Penang

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Some of the devotees carrying a kavadi to the Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple from the Penang 'Kovil Veedu' in Penang Street early this morning. — TRP pic by Daniel Chan

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Observed as a day of thanksgiving and paying penance for Lord Murugan, Thaipusam is celebrated by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The Rakyat Post’s photographer Daniel Chan travelled to Penang to document the vibrant and colourful celebration through his lenses.

Early in the morning, Hindu devotees, with some of them having pierced parts of their bodies, walked to the Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple along the Waterfall Road.

A huge crowd gathered at the heart of George Town to witness the annual lively religious Thaipusam celebration this year and an estimated 30,000 devotees took part in the procession with some carrying the “kavadi” and “paal kodam” (milk pots).

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