Thaipusam Celebration in Malaysia

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by song yong low

It's the annual Thaipusam Celebration.Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. It's my first year joining this festival at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. As a Chinese in Malaysia, it's totally a different kind of culture for us and it's really impressive seeing devotees fulfilling their vows and made offerings thanks to Lord Muruga. Besides, some of those prayers' body were pierced with skewers and I believe that it must be very painful. It's absolutely a kind of special culture in the world.

Location: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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