Masi Magam Festival
Masi Magam Festival is an annual Hindu festival that is celebrated by Tamil community in Melaka. It takes place during the full moon of the Tamil month called Masi and is celebrated for two days.
Masi is the name of the month and Magam is the birth star of Kings and the Royals. The Hindu devotees believe that when the full Moon coincides with Magam, which only happens once a year, it is the day for spiritualism and purification from bad karma.
During the Masi Magam festival, the Hindu devotees will start the 10 kilometres long procession from the oldest Hindu temple in Melaka, which is Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple. The procession ends at Sannasimalai Andavar Temple in Batu Berendam.
They carry a silver chariot bearing the adorned Lord Murugan statue. Trailing behind are some of the devotees performing kavadi to earn blessings for good wealth, health and happiness, some devotees will break coconuts while some carry milk container on their heads as a sign of gratitude.
Image by: Yfeng Lim
Where to go?
During the festival, the Hindu devotees will start the pilgrimage from Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple in Jalan Tokong to Sannasimalai Andavar Temple in Batu Berendam.
It takes place during the full moon of the Tamil month called Masi which usually falls between the month of February and March.
There is no entrance fee. However, donation to the temple is always encouraged.