31.1.10

thaipusam series 2010

Malaysian Hindu celebrated Thaipusam in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur January 30, 2010.
Thaipusam is a annual Hindu festival which is celebrated mostly by the Tamil community in
Malaysia on full moon in the Tamil moon.  The festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga
and Hindus believe that sins can be cleansed during Thaipusam. Devotees who take part in the Thaipusam festival prepare themselves by cleansing their bodies through fasting and abstinence, usually observing a vegetarian diet for a certain period of time.
Mohamed Heikkal Ismail /  Documentary Photographer

7 comments:

Tropicaljantie said...

nice shots. i took some also. see http://www.jangeirnaert.com

RunWitMe said...

Love pic #5! Look as if he was about to be emancipated from the hooks!

Corner of the inner Shallows said...

It's a whole idea. Your photography is awe inspiring.
Thankyou.
=)

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

Good shots!! Great blog!!!

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Frank

kyungmee said...

wonderful images..well captured!

Cricket said...

great shots, I particular like the first one!

all the best

Cristina Castro Pelka Photography

Gina said...

love the photo of the birds between the buildings!