IPOH – more than 20,000 Hindu devotees have thronged the Arul Subramaniar temple, located at the Gunung Cheruh limestone hill near Medan Istana, since Monday evening.
Various events were held, including a procession, with devotees carrying the statue of Lord Murugan from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Sungai Pari.
There was a carnival-like atmosphere at the Arul Subramaniar temple, with colourful stalls set up to sell clothing, toys and food. There were also stalls providing free drinks.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was at the temple and mingled with the devotees.