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Thaipusam 2009

Celebrated by the Tamil Hindu community in Malaysia Thaipusam is a colourful and extravagant affair. It isĀ a celebration of Murugan’s birthday (Shiv and Parvathi’s son) and also the victory of the good over evil. As the story goes Murugan used the Vel (Spear) that Parvathi gave him to gain control over Asuras(demons) by turning them into a peacock and a…

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Glimpses of past grandeur

The ruins around Anuradhapura are stunning even when stripped off most of their architectural ornamentation. Mesmerizing and stunning in their grandeur, you wonder what the place looked like back in the days.