18 Oct '11, 12am

Thimithi Firewalking Festival @ Sri Mariamman Temple

Thimithi Firewalking Festival @ Sri Mariamman Temple

Firewalking at the Sri Mariamman Temple An hour before midnight on Sunday, I joined the crowds witnessing the Thimithi Firewalking Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple in South Bridge Road. Thousands of devotees and their supporters and tourists swarmed the brightly-lit temple. The Hindu festival, which originated from Tamil Nadu, south India, is held in honour of the goddess Draupadi Amman, and is an expression of faith and penance.Thimithi has been practised in Singapore since 1840 in Sri Mariamman Temple, the largest and oldest Hindu temple here. There were too many spectators so I was only allowed to take one photo of the firewalking when I was admitted into the temple grounds. About 4,000 devotees took part in this annual Firewalking Festival, braving the heat by walking on a 4m-long fire pit of smouldering coal and sandalwood barefooted. I was surprised at the number...

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Pictures: Firewalking Festival at Sri Mariamman Temple

Pictures: Firewalking Festival at Sri Mariamman...

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