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UploadedMarch 10, 2009
TakenJanuary 23, 2008
ModelCanon PowerShot A620
Exposure1/8 sec at f/4.1
Focal Length29.2 mm
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The kavadi bearer proceeds to the river to cleanse themselves before they embark on their journey.

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.

4 responses

  • Anh Chien Hoang

    Anh Chien Hoang gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    Colorful! There are many colors in your photos, love it!

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    This is awesome. Very different from the usual Thaipusam pixs

  • Sumedh Prasad

    Sumedh Prasad said (7 Apr 2009):

    This is a phenomenal capture!

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (20 Apr 2009):

    This is just wow. I love the impact this photo gives. Well done!

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