Photo Essay: Day 3 of Thaipusam – Rituals with Hooks *Viewer Discretion Advised*
He had the most hooks and small urns than anyone else that night.
A slightly different variation – this devotee carried roses hanging from the hooks in his back.
Anthony (Man Vs Clock) and Ian (Where Sidewalks End) climbing the stairs to Batu Caves
Some devotees used limes on their hooks, rather than lanters.
Some devotees can be seen carrying a very large Kavadi ornament, as big as their bodies
This devotee was deep in a trance and would flail around sporadically.
Even the most deeply entranced devotees needed to stop for a break.
This young girl devotee seemed quite happy to be making the pilgrimage up the stairs
I only saw this a handful of times, but devotees would offer their laps for those who were considered very ‘holy’ to take a rest on… and they would!
There were many emotions that came out from those in trances – this devotee almost seemed angry!
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