WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Hindu Festival Kavadi - hundreds of hooks

He had the most hooks and small urns than anyone else that night.

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Kavadi variations - flowers, hooks and flames

A slightly different variation – this devotee carried roses hanging from the hooks in his back.

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Hindu Festival - Man Vs Clock and Where Sidewalks End

Anthony (Man Vs Clock) and Ian (Where Sidewalks End) climbing the stairs to Batu Caves

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Kavadi hooks with limes

Some devotees used limes on their hooks, rather than lanters.

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Kavadi - Carrying a large Kavadi

Some devotees can be seen carrying a very large Kavadi ornament, as big as their bodies

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Thaipusam trance - climbing to Batu Caves

This devotee was deep in a trance and would flail around sporadically.

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Thaipusam Hindu Festival - taking a break

Even the most deeply entranced devotees needed to stop for a break.

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Hindu Festival - young girl devotee

This young girl devotee seemed quite happy to be making the pilgrimage up the stairs

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Thaipusam ritual - Sitting on a lap

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!

WSE Travel - Day 3 of Thaipusam - Hindu Festival - Angry devotion

There were many emotions that came out from those in trances – this devotee almost seemed angry!

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