15th August 2016

Pics: London West Ealing Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple Chariot Procession for Thaipusam

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Thaipusam DEVOTEES PAID TRIBUTE TO LORD MURUGAN BY CARRYING POTS OF MILK, PIERCING MOUTHS AND ROLLING ON TARMAC ON LONDON UXBRIDGE ROAD Thousands of Hindu devotees from Sri Lanka and India participated in the chariot procession for annual Thaipusam Festival organised by West Ealing’s Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple on Sunday, August 14th. Devotees rolled bare on Uxbridge road (shayana pradakshanam), carried pots of milk on heads and pierced spears (vel) around mouths to pay tribute to Lord Murugan. Thaipusam festival marks the victory of legendary Lord Muguran against demon Soorapadam. The festival honours Murugan and his Vel – divine spear he used for the war against Soorapadam. The West Ealing Chariot Procession near Amman Temple saw devotees dressed traditionally. Some women carried auspicious pots of milk […]

That’s how we roll! Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for chariot procession

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Thousands of people flocked to London for one of the most colourful events of the calendar year. The annual festival saw a celebration of Hindu culture take over west Ealing, culminating in a chariot procession through the London borough. It is one of the biggest events of the year in the area with around 10,000 thought to have attended from all over Europe. Scroll down for video  Organised by the Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple, the festival commemorates the legend of the Hindu god of war, Murugan, and his defeat of the demon Soorapadam using a ‘divine spear’ known as a vel. Those taking part in the festival offer up a sign of devotion to Murugan, whether it be as simple as carrying a pot of milk […]

Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for chariot procession

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Around 10,000 people turned out for annual Hindu chariot festival in west Ealing, London It is one of the biggest events of the year in the area and features a chariot procession through the streets The festival honours the Hindu god of war Murugan’s victory over a demon using a special ‘vel’ spear Those involved carry out act of devotion such as carrying pots of milk on their heads or having piercings  Thousands of people flocked to London for one of the most colourful events of the calendar year. The annual festival saw a celebration of Hindu culture take over west Ealing, culminating in a chariot procession through the London borough. It is one of the biggest events of the year in the area with […]

FANTASTIC FESTIVAL Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for amazing chariot procession

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DEDICATED devotees go through the pain barrier to honour their gods THOUSANDS of people flocked to the capital on Sunday for one of the most colourful and exciting events on the religious calendar. The annual celebration of Hindu culture took over west Ealing peaking in a startling and shocking chariot procession through the bustling London borough. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 The festival attracts thousands of Hindu devotees to West Ealing from all over the world AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Devotees have hooks inserted into the skin of their backs before pulling a chariot AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Others rolled their bodies along the rough road surface as their act of devotion More than 10,000 people from all over Europe are believed to have attended this year’s jaw-dropping spectacle. Organised by the […]