Thaipusam will move to the beat as authorities soften rules on musical instruments

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road, which will be the starting point of the Thaipusam procession this year.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road, which will be the starting point of the Thaipusam procession this year.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Thaipusam will once again move to the beat this year.

Percussion instruments - including Hindu-style drums like the thavil, dhol and khol - will be allowed to be played by devotees at the annual event for the first time since 1973 when the playing of all music was banned at it after fights between competing groups.

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