Golden, silver chariots set out for Thaipusam in Penang

Golden, silver chariots set out for Thaipusam in Penang

Golden Chariot, Silver Chariot

17/1/2022 3:22:00 AM

Golden, silver chariot s set out for Thaipusam in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Devotees braved the morning drizzle on Monday (Jan 17) to witness the golden and silver chariot s departing an hour apart for the Thaipusam festival in Penang.

Amid the heavy presence of enforcement personnel to monitor and enforce Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), hundreds of devotees swarmed the Little India area as early 5am to witness the placing of the vel (spear) on the golden chariot.The golden chariot made its way through town while towed by a buggy while the silver chariot was towed by two bulls.

The golden and silver chariots are expected to reach the Arulmigu Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Waterfall Hilltop Temple and the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple respectively at around noon, way ahead of the time it would actually take before Covid-19 due to many rituals skipped to observe the SOPs.

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Penang police to ensure SOP compliance during Thaipusam [NSTTV] | New Straits TimesNSTTV 'Police will be stationed at several locations, especially the two temples at Jalan Air Terjun, which will be thronged by the devotees. We will also take the appropriate action to ensure all visitors comply with the SOP'.

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Thaipusam: 1,300 enforcement personnel members to be deployed during festival in Penang to ensure SOP complianceGEORGE TOWN: A total of 1,300 enforcement personnel members including police, Federal Reserve Unit, Rela, Civil Defence and Penang Island City Council will monitor the three-day Thaipusam celebration in Penang.

Penang police to ensure SOP compliance during Thaipusam | New Straits TimesNSTnation Some 1,300 police officers and personnel will be onduty in Penang throughout the Thaipusam celebrations to ensure visitors present abide by the standard operating procedures (SOP). There would be more rela members than devotees

The golden chariot left the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Queen Street at 6am Monday while the silver chariot left the Kovil Veedu (Temple House) at Penang Street at about 7am. Amid the heavy presence of enforcement personnel to monitor and enforce Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), hundreds of devotees swarmed the Little India area as early 5am to witness the placing of the vel (spear) on the golden chariot. The golden chariot made its way through town while towed by a buggy while the silver chariot was towed by two bulls. The golden and silver chariots are expected to reach the Arulmigu Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Waterfall Hilltop Temple and the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple respectively at around noon, way ahead of the time it would actually take before Covid-19 due to many rituals skipped to observe the SOPs. Article type: metered