Wednesday 8 February 2012

Thaipusam 2012

Thaipusam is the Hindu Festival celebrated on the day of full moon during Thai, the Tamil month of January/February, it is held annually in honour of the Hindu God Subramaniam (Lord Murugan).
The devotees begin their 4.5km walk, carrying their kavadis (which in this Singapore humidity, can seem a very long one) from Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple on Serangoon Road in Little India and ends at the Chettiar Hindu temple on Tank Road. More about the festival and the temples can be found on their website.

This man was walking on nails, see the next picture for a close-up


After a long and tiring 4.5km walk, the devotees proceed to the dismantling area. There was signs of relief on some of their faces as their kavadis were slowly removed. The amazing thing was, there was hardly a drop of blood in sight.

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