5 February 2023
Hindus in Malaysia celebrated the thaipusam festival at the Batu Caves temple near Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, with devotees gathering to fulfil vows and perform prayers. It was the first year the temple was open without any COVID-19 restrictions. The annual festival is an expression of unity for Malaysia's ethnic Indian minority. It is also a popular tourist event with visitors from across the world attending the celebrations.
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