WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - the crowds have formed

In just a few short hours, the crowds outside the temple had increased to incomprehensible numbers!

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - fireworks overhead

Fireworks go off above the crowds to signal the beginning of the 15 kilometre pilgrimage

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - getting close to the shrine

Upon getting close to the shrine, we realized there were holy men riding inside it!

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Kavadi - in the crowd at Thaipusam

A devotee has shaved his head and carries his Kavadi (offering in the form of a burden) with great pride

WSE Travel - 1st day of Thaipusam - Kavadi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Every second person seemed to be carrying their Kavadi. I sometimes had to wonder just how much milk was being carried in total!!

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