In trance

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UploadedMarch 10, 2009
TakenFebruary 8, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure1/40 sec at f/2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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A kavadi bearer in trance making his way towards the cave temple.

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan and the occasion where he received his vel (lance) from mother Parvathi to vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. It is basically the festival that signals good winning over evil. In Malaysia it is a festival of 3 days for most but for the Kavadi bearers the journey starts 1 month earlier.

In the A Journey of Faith photo essay.

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