Thai Poosam Kavady festival in South Africa

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Thai Poosam Kavady is a Tamil religious festival dedicated to Tamil god Lord Murugan that is celebrated by Tamil people in South Africa.


Kavady translates in Tamil language as a pole slung across the shoulder to evenly distribute the weight of whatever is being carried, usually in bundles on either ends of the pole. The carrying of kavady symbolizes the carrying of one’s burden and then resting it at the feet of the Lord.[1][2]

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