20 Jan 2019 – 22 Jan 2019
Thaipusam signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple at Waterfall Road. On Thaipusam day, devotees go through a physical endurance of being skewered and pierced on the back and front of their bodies as act of penance.
View Penang Thaipusam video here.
20 Jan, 6am: Chariot will leave the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street Penang
21 Jan, 12am: Expected to reach the Hilltop Murugan Temple
21 Jan, All day: At Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple, Jalan Kebun Bunga
22 Jan, 5pm: Return journey – Chariot leaving the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple en-route to the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street and is expected the arrive at 7.00am the following day.
Golden Chariot Route Map from Queen Street to Waterfall:
Golden Chariot Route Map from Waterfall to Queen Street:
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 17, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang