Celebrated by Hindus on the tenth month of the Hindus calendar. It is a celebration of the birthday of Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Muruga, the youngest son of Lord Shiva. Hindus usually prepare themselves by fasting, dieting on certain food and maintaining self-discipline month prior to this day. A huge procession of penitents in an atmosphere electric with drumming and chanting. Skewers fastened metal hooks, spikes on their body including tongues, cheeks and nipples defying all sense of pain. Images taken during Thaipusam Celebration at Batu Caves, Malaysia.



Return to Events

Leave a Reply