Here are some of Kerrie’s Photos from Thaipusam on Friday 17th January 2014.
Thaipusam is celebrated by the Hindu people of South India and the mainly Tamil-speaking Hindu communities throughout Malaysia. Thaipusam is dedicated as a thanksgiving to Lord Subramaniam (also known as Murugan) for answered prayers, and is also a day of penance.
At Thaipusam, parades and rituals are held across the country, with devotees performing ceremonial acts at different locations – the most famous being at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur where more than one million people gather on Thaipusam each year.
The following photos are of the crazy man we followed…see earlier video posting…we could not believe how hard he pulled and that his skin did not rip.