Event Date
20 Jan 2019 - 22 Jan 2019

Thaipusam signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a golden chariot worth RM3 million led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at Wterfall Road. On Thaipusam day, devotees go through a physical endurance of being skewered and pierced on the back and front of their bodies as act of penance.

View Penang Thaipusam video here.

20 Jan, 5am: Chariot will leave the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street Penang 
20 Jan, 9pm: Expected to reach the Hilltop Murugan Temple
21 Jan, All day: At Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple, Jalan Kebun Bunga
22 Jan, 5pm: Return journey - Chariot leaving the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple enroute to the Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Queen Street and is expected the arrive at 7.00am the following day.

Contact Number
+604-650 5215


Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 17, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang