If you are living near Batu Caves, you will be able to watch the fireworks display tonight at midnight. The 15-minute fireworks display will be one of the highlights of the celebration this weekend.
The silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga made its annual 15km journey, leaving the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Jalan Bandar at 12.30am this afternoon arriving at Batu Caves at 2.30pm this afternoon.
Some 150,000 devotees followed the procession and thousands more lined the route holding trays of offerings and smashing coconuts along its path.
Devotees and visitors were advised to refrain from wearing too much jewellery and to secure their belongings.
An information and complaints counter has been opened near the temple entrance.
Musical troupes help devotees on their journey to the temple. Here is a troupe in practice.
Thaipusam isn’t just about hooks or music — it’s a journey of faith. This article provides a good insight into Thaipusam.