Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Thaipusam

Thaipusam at Batu Caves

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). It is also referred to as Thaipooyam or Thaippooyam in the Malayalam language. The word Thai-pusam is derived from the month name Thai and Pusam, which refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of god Shiva and his wife Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (spear) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.
Modification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with Vel Skewers
Human being tractor.
Just looking at it, i already scared XD
Normaly when their doing the kavadi there will be companies to ensure them to finish the whole process.
Thaipusam burdens

This is the simplest kavadi, a semi circular decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod that is carried on the shoulders,

All the way to the top then all the way back down to complete.
She's been rolling for quite a distance when i saw her she's already half unconscious.
Some Delicious Indian snacks selling at the local store.
Shaving their hair bold.
Happy Thaipusam to all Indian Friends.

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