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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sri Jada Muneesvarar Hindu Temple’s wild boars.

I was told of an unusual happening in a local Hindu temple every evening without fail and as usual, curiosity got the better of me and off I went to see for myself. For those familiar with Taiping, the temple is located behind Tesco Hypermarket, where there is still a secondary jungle not ear marked for development yet.

As I waited for the wild boars to appear as promised by the caretaker usually between 7.30 to 8.30 pm, a crowd started to appear to witness the event. More and more people were making its way in till most of the temple’s compound was filled with cars.
At about 8.10 pm, a lone wild boar sheepishly appears, followed by another a few minutes later. Eventually I saw about 7 or 8 of various sizes feeding on bread crumbs given by the crowd. The wild boars must have learned from experience that this is an easier way to get its food.

No flashlights was allowed, so the photos taken at the later part of the evening did not turn up too well

Rumour has it that if you manage to touch one of them during feeding, you will be blessed with good fortune but I think a more down to earth approach in attaining good fortune, would be more realistic.

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