Hindu Sangam warns against carrying out Thaipusam rites during lunar eclipse

Temples will not open during a lunar eclipse and Hindus are also not encouraged to leave their houses. – EPA pic, January 13, 2018.

THE Malaysia Hindu Sangam yesterday again cautioned Hindu temples against remaining open or performing rites during the lunar eclipse on Thaipusam  on January 31, saying it clashed with Hindu beliefs.

MHS president R.S. Mohan Shan said Hindu communities all over the world had held on to the belief that lunar eclipses were inauspicious since time immemorial.

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