Swamiji was hosted in Singapore by Mr Karuppiah Arumugam and family from February 1st to February 10th, 2020.
Sri Karuppiah Arumugam (Aru) is an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga and has been taking part in Kavadi ceremony every year in connection with Thaipusam in honour of Lord Muruga’s birth star ‘Pushya’. For this he undertakes penance, devotion and worship and on the day of Thaipusam he devotedly carries the Kavadi and undertakes a procession along with other devotees, dancing and singing the glory of God. Swamiji attended the Puja in Aru’s residence and blessed him , his family and all who attended the ritual.
The Kavadi procession was on 8th February Saturday from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thandayuthapani Temple, Singapore covering a distance of 4.7 Km. The walk is 3 hours duration with heavy crowd of people and worshippers with Kavadi. The sight and sound of the Kavadi procession fills everyone with divine bliss and experience.
Aru has been religiously carrying the Lord’s Kavadi from 1987 onwards, to fulfill his vows for the health and wellness of his family. This is Swamiji’s fifth year of joining Aru in his kavadi procession. Next year Aru will be turning 60 years and will move to Malaysia Batu Cave Murugan Temple to end his services to lord Murugan.
Swamiji’s blessings and Grace will always be with Aru and his family giving them happiness, good wisdom and strength.