In the spirit of Thaipusam, most Malaysians can anticipate to come across multiple photos and videos commemorating the festival, particularly of holy preparations and vows being fulfilled.
One such video was published onto TikTok yesterday, of a female devotee using what appears to be rose water to wash the feet of the famed Lord Murugan statue at Batu Caves, as part of a pooja (prayer). While this is not a common sight at the cave temple, this practice itself has been upheld in Hindu cultures for ages, as it is deemed an exhibition of one’s humility.
@jeyanthi017today pooja batu caves 1.1.2023🌹🙏♥️♬ original sound – Naga_Nk_Creative – Devotional Vibes Channel
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Within the next 24 hours, the recording gained mass attention with nearly 30,000 likes. Tons of netizens also left comments under the video, though most of them were not complimentary- rather,…