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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thaipusam Celebration - be the difference!


Don't park on MRR2 and areas around like it's your home. Usually only the emergency lanes can be used to park, with police permission. If you double or triple park, and they tow away your vehicle, don't create issue. Don't say once a year also cannot ah? You do every week what ... this is dumb. Imagine your mum is being transported to hospital in an ambulance and she dies because the traffic is blocked by other's cars, parked like idiot.

USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT! USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT! USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT! KTM Komuter / Bus. If you insist to drive, don't post on FB how expensive the parking places charging, manned by thugs. You chose to drive, you pay.

Its a chariot procession, carrying our Lord Murugan, don't think we own the whole city and can do anything. Keep your 'Naanum Rowdytaan' or 'Jagat' attitude at home. I do wish the police will use rubber bullets on these baboons.

Dress properly, this is a religious festival, not some parade to pick cheap models.

Throw rubbish INSIDE the bins. Throw rubbish INSIDE the bins. Throw rubbish INSIDE the bins. If you do 'puja' and carry kavadis from the riverside (aatangakarai), FOR GOD SAKE, clean up before you go! Tell your friends and relatives to clean up, since it will be difficult for you to do in 'trance', kan?

Thaipusam is on the day of Poosa nakshatiram on Thai month, if you carrying kavadi for Murugan, do it on that day. If you wish to carry at your convenient time, don't vow for Thaipusam, make vow for Chinese New Year or Labour day. You don't see Muslims go for Hajj during non-Hajj period, don't you?

If you are taking 'paal kudam' or 'kavadis', you don't have to dress like the God or Goddess, nobody believes your makeup makes you Godly. This is not a fancy dress competition. The more gory you look, the more people will think you are actually representing demons. Keep the kumkum on the forehead, not smear on face and make kids scared.

Your kavadi should be benchmarked on Idumban's ORIGINAL kavadi. Period

No alcohol, non-devotional music, funny 'alangaram', non-vegetarian food and no other things allowed. Don't argue.

The whole world will be watching, don't make them think we don't respect our own religious festival.

Do you see Thaipusam-like aarpattams during Maal Hijrah? Easter? Nine Goddess Festival? Then why this kolaveri? Be the difference, show the example.
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