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Reinventing Thaipusam

Hindu festival's new gilded chariot divides Malaysian Tamil community

Devotees welcome the maiden voyage of the golden chariot. (Photo by Marco Ferrarese)

PENANG, Malaysia -- The statues of two horse leading Thaipusam's new golden chariot glisten under the sun in George Town, the capital of Penang, ahead of the three-day festival starting on Feb. 9.

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