Pain & Prayer Thaipusam II Georgetown-Penang 
February 1
Pain & Prayer Thaipusam II Georgetown-Penang
Thaipusam, which celebrates good over evil, is dedicated to Lord Murugan, variously known as Subramaniam, Skanda and Kartik. According to legend, demons were creating mayhem on earth in the month of Thai and were defeated by Lord Murugan. Thaipusam commemorates the day when Parvati, the wife of major Hindu deity Shiva, gave a vel (spear) to her son Murugan to defeat the evil demon Soorapadam.

On Thaipusam Day, devotees who have asked for divine intercession with health, career, money or other problems, will subject themselves to certain actions as penance, or thanksgiving, for favours received or expected.
 
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