Singapore Festivals & Fairs
Thai Poosam, Thai Pusam
Normally Thaipusam falls in the Tamil month of Thai. It is celebrated with a procession from Serangoon Road.to Tank Road. On this special day, Hindu devotees seek forgiveness, fulfill vow or offer thanks to the deity Lord Murugan, a representative of virtue, youth and power to Hindus. The procession starts at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road and ends in the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple in Tank Road. Some make their journey carrying a simple kavadi of a garlanded arch across their shoulders, while others bore an elaborate tower of peacock feathers, with spikes skewered on their bodies.