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Thousands of devotees gathered at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road to begin their procession to the Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road during Thaipusam on Friday, one of the most spiritual and important events in the Hindu calendar.
SINGAPORE: Thaipusam, one of the most spiritual and important events in the Hindu calendar, took place on Friday.
Thousands of devotees gathered at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road to begin their procession to the Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road.
Thaipusam is an auspicious day for the many devotees who take up specific vows and fulfil them.
They include not just Indians but also people of other races who carry kavadis and milk pots.
During a temple visit,Second Home Affairs Minister S Iswaran said: "I just met a Chinese gentleman who is here to support his colleague who will be carrying a kavadi, and he has been doing this every year.
"So I think this epitomises the way we do things in Singapore. We come together as a community across different ethnic and religious groups in order to celebrate a specific custom or cultural aspect.
"And I think we should continue to be committed to that and celebrate that."
As in past years, hundreds of volunteers, including road marshals and security personnel, also helped out in the procession, which will end at 11pm on Friday.