Thaipusam is an outstanding, annual festival that is commemorated by Hindu devotees. The festival usually takes place over 2 days. On the eve, the chariot procession (with the Lord Subramaniam statue) begins from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road to Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple at Keong Siak Road.
Devotees carry milk pots and wooden kavadis, and some pierce skewers and hooks into their body. Other devotees carry spiked kavadis that require elaborate preparation. For an entire month before the procession, the devotees have to conform to strict diets and rituals to prepare their mind for the procession.
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