On Astro Vaanavil HD (Ch 201), Astro Vinmeen HD (Ch231), and Astro GO, Astro customers can watch the live Thaipusam coverage and premiere of devotional shows as they celebrate this festival while staying safe at home.

All Malaysians can also access stream live coverage of the Thaipusam Celebration through its digital platform, Astro Ulagam.

Live Thaipusam coverage

  • Ipoh: Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple
  • Penang: Thaneermalai Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
  • India: Palani Murugan Temple
  • India: Thiruthani Murugan Temple
  • Sri Lanka: Murugan Temple
  • Mauritius: Murugan Temple

On Astro Vaanavil HD (Ch 201) & Astro Vinmeen HD (Ch 231) 28 January | (15-minute slots) 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 4pm & 5pm

On Astro Ulagam 27 January & (Selected time slots from 6am – 5pm) 28 January

In addition, customers can also enjoy local devotional programmes on Astro Vaanavil HD (Ch 201) and Astro Vinmeen HD (Ch 231) including:

Kathirvel Kaakka Live

Kathirvel Kaakka Live, is a variety show hosted by Nathiya Jayabalan featuring Puranic tales, temple documentaries, local artists’ devotional songs, traditional dance performances including ‘Mayillattam’ and ‘Urumi Melam’ performances.

27 January, 11pm | 28 January, 6.30pmAstro Vinmeen HD (CH 231) and Astro Vaanavil HD (Ch 201)


Ahmuvan, is a devotional telemovie directed by prominent local filmmaker Sandosh Kesavan, starring Mohan Raj, Thashra, and Pashini Sivakumar.

This telemovie is about the journey of a father aiding his 7-year-old blind daughter, leading to the revelation millennia ago of the ancient Hindu past of the Indus civilisation connected to Lord Murugan.

28 January 5.30pm, Astro Vinmeen HD (CH 231) | 10pm, Astro Vaanavil HD (Ch 201) *stream anytime On Demand

On the radio front, on RAAGA or via SYOK app, Malaysians can enjoy 24-hours of devotional songs on air. Similarly, all Malaysians can also enjoy a variety of devotional articles on Astro Ulagam for their reading pleasure.

24-hours Devotional Songs on RAAGA 28 January, 12am–11.59pm *stream anytime on SYOK app or *stream anytime via SYOK

For more information on the variety of Thaipusam special programmes for 2021; head to Astro’s social media here.