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Treasures of a Straits Chinese. Happiness is like the river flows.

Happiness is like the river flows. Carp

#26 Happiness is like the river flows. The golden carp is a symbol of abundance and wealth.

I will be having my first solo art exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art.

T3 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang.

For more info https://www.facebook.com/events/2024285321147182/

Treasures of a Straits Chinese : The secret to longevity

The secret to longevity. Chrysanthemum. G hotel Gurney art gallery.

#25 The secret to longevity. The chrysanthemum is the Chinese symbol of Autumn and longevity

I will be having my first solo art exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art

T4 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese: Golden hour. G hotel art Gallery 1 Feb – 30 Apr 2018

Golden hour. Travellers palm. G hotel Gurney art gallery 1 February – 30 April 2018

#24 Golden hour. The Travellers palm are my symbols of travel and wonder

I will be having my first solo art exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art

T5 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese: Soulmates

Goldfish. Soulmates

#19 Soulmates

The goldfish is a traditional Chinese symbol of abundance and wealth. The sacred lotus is a symbol of purity

I will be having my first solo exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese G hotel art gallery in Penang from the 1 February – 30 April 2018

Come support me and own your first piece of BulanLifestyle art

T11 Start booking your flights and your hotel. It’s also Thaipusam the day before, the most sensational festival in the world happening in Penang

A spiritual journey. Thaipusam 2015 in Penang

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Thaipusam festival Penang 2015

Yesterday my friends Lily, Katrin and I embarked on a spiritual journey for Thaipusam. We joined the devotees with our offerings of Paal Kudam (pots of milk) Kavadi for Lord Muruga, dancing up the steps to Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple, botanical gardens, Penang

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Hindu Devotees, old and young, celebrating in Thaipusam
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Devotees celebrating Thaipusam, our own spiritual journey
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Devotees celebrating Thaipusam, our own spiritual journey

 

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Thaipusam festival. A vegetarian affair
5. Temples
Thaipusam journey. The many temples in Penang
6. Kavadi
Body piercing. Only for the true devotees who have made a vow to Lord Murugam.

Thaipusam is a hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai when the star Pusam is at it’s highest point. The festival commemorates the ocassion when the Goddess of Love Parvati gave Lord Murugam, god of war, a divine Vel Spear to vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

The Hindu believers on this day carry offerings called Kavadi in different forms. Some women carry big Pots of milk on top of their heads, but mostly the men spear themselves all over their body and hook offerings on their body such as coconuts, some pull charriots, walk on sharp needle shoes. It is an amazing sight to see and intensely spiritual. The pilgrimage starts from one temple to another on top of a small hill.

The celebrations in Penang is the largest outside of India. If you ever travel here, you have to go and experience this.

Thaipusam Penang 2015
Thaipusam Penang 2015

To learn more about Thaipusam click the link below

https://www.facebook.com/PenangThaipusam

Sketch of the day no 508: Happy Thaipusam to all my Hindu friends

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Sketch of the day is to celebrate the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Excuse all my spelling mistakes on this sketch. It was a hungover day…..

Thaipusam is a hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai when the star Pusam is at it’s highest point. The festival commemorates the ocassion when the Goddess of Love Parvati gave Lord Murugam, god of war, a divine Vel Spear to vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

The Hindu believers on this day carry offerings called Kavadi in different forms. Some women carry big Pots of milk on top of their heads, but mostly the men spear themselves all over their body and hook offerings on their body such as coconuts, some pull charriots, walk on sharp needle shoes. It is an amazing sight to see and intensely spiritual. The pilgrimage starts from one temple to another on top of a small hill.

The celebrations in Penang is the largest outside of India. If you ever travel here, you have to go and experience this.

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