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Thaipusam festival banned in India

by Guest3928  |  8 years, 8 month(s) ago

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I have a question regarding the Thaipusam festival in reference to India. I read in a newspaper that Indian officials has imposed ban on piercing for Thaipusam festival. I would like to know that why they banned Thaipusam?

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  1. Guest2575

    Basically, Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated very grandly in countries like Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore, Seychelles, Fiji, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Presently, it is mostly celebrated by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai which is January and February. Participating in Thaipusam is certainly not a requirement for Hindus. It's been banned in India, and most of the people in Malaysia will never participate. Still, Malaysia's celebration is among the largest in the world, and it has become less a strictly Hindu affair and more a distinctly Malaysian one, celebrated by Hindus and non-Hindus alike. This is the thing to appreciate about Thaipusam after the shock of the spectacle has eased. An extreme Hindu ritual, no longer practiced in the homeland of Hinduism, lives on as a national holiday in Malaysia, a country dominated by the austerity of Islam. The reason why it is banned in India is that Hinduism advocates that the body should not be harmed as the body is like a temple that the soul resides in. Some devotees however, choose to believe that the only way to deliverance is to tolerate a self-punishment and hardship. However, they are able to tolerate this ordeal of pain as they are in a trance-like state. There is no blood and they prepare themselves for this by undergoing specific rites during the preceding month.

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