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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fervor In South Africa For The Hindu Festival Of Thaipusam

By Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP)

February 2nd, 2010
SOUTH AFRICA, February 1, 2010: Every tenth month of the Tamil lunar calendar (around January-February) during the full moon, the Tamil Hindus in Malaysia, South Africa and Mauritius, celebrate the festival of Thaipusam. As an offering, participants will pierce the skin of the back or face. By providing their physical suffering to the god Murugan, the faithful seek to expiate their sins and purify their minds. A one and a half minute video of the ceremony held Sunday, January 31 at Chatsworth, near Durban, South Africa can be seen at source.

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