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Vel of Lord Murugan

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1 Sara Di Diego = ""The vel in Vedic mythology was a demon-slaying instrument; it symbolizes penetrating spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and the cutting away of ignorance. In an annual procession honoring the god in Southern India, it is common for devotees to pierce their cheeks or other body parts with miniature lances.""
2 Sara Di Diego = "Learn about the festival held for Lord Murugan, Thaipusam, on Deily here!"