Thaipusam, The Spiritual Festival

by Azhar73 January. 30, 2010 6202 views

Thaipusam, The Spiritual Festival

January 30, 2010
Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

A Malaysian Hindu devotee takes part in a cleansing ritual before his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur January 30, 2010.

Thousands of Hindu devotee carries a kavadi and pal kodam (milk) in a pot during Thaipusam festival. Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by the Tamil community worldwide on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival commemorates the birthday of Lord Murugan, the youngest son of Shiva, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. Hindu community comprises over eight percent of Malaysia??s 28 million populations.

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Pandka 11 years ago

Great reportage!

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Paolo Martini 11 years, 5 months ago

fantastic reportage....Ciao

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Azhar73 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks friend..

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Cesar Ortiz 11 years, 5 months ago

Incredible! stunning images, interesting culture and practices.

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