Thaipusum at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 Feb. 2015

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The photographs of the annual Thaipusum at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 3 Feb. 2015

Male and females devotees of all ages at the Murgam temple on Thaipusam. Devotees ….some wearing saffron and green cloths……..Undertaking Paada Yatra, take Kavedeis, paal kudam (milk), Pierce spear-trishul, hooks with lemon, shaved head, etc.

The festival of Thaipusam commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a veil..spear so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadam.

a devotee couple devotee spear devotee feeding foreign kavadi1 kavedi making Kavedi kavedi2 kavedi3 kavedi4 kavedi5 kavedihead lady carrying milk pot lady spear milk lemon music 3 music 8 music music4 music5 music6 music8 music7 music9 music10 music11 music12 old man pulling hooks pulling pulling1  spear1 teen milk temple temple1 women trance young boy milk young girl young kavedi


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