Tamil Murugan Devotee

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Lucy Calder

This man is suspended from hooks and is being transported along the road towards a Tamil Hindu temple near Uppuveli beach, Sri Lanka. The process will earn him merit with Lord Murugan, the Tamil God of War. He prepares for this through fasting and prayer but it will take several hours for the procession to reach the temple.

Location: Near Uppuveli beach, north of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka


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