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Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam - 08 Feb 2009
Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam - 08 Feb 2009
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February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee has his mouth skewered as his family and friends watch during the Thaipusam festival...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee has his mouth skewered as his family and friends watch during the Thaipusam festival...
A Hindu devotee has his mouth skewered as his family and friends watch during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A boy has his hair shaved as a form of sacrifice during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February...
Singapore, Singapore
A boy has his hair shaved as a form of sacrifice during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A boy has his hair shaved as a form of sacrifice during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A man with limes hooked into his back carries a "Paal Kavadi", a silver pot filled with milk, during...
Singapore, Singapore
A man with limes hooked into his back carries a Paal Kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
A man with limes hooked into his back carries a "Paal Kavadi", a silver pot filled with milk, during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
People wait in a temple with "Paal Kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk, on their heads during the...
Singapore, Singapore
People wait in a temple with Paal Kavadi on their heads during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
People wait in a temple with "Paal Kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk, on their heads during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A man carries a spike "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his body using hooks and skewers pierced...
Singapore, Singapore
A man carries a spike "Kavadi" during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A man carries a spike "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his body using hooks and skewers pierced into the skin, during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCVT
February 08, 2009
Hooks are seen pulling on the skin of a devotee during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8,...
Singapore, Singapore
Hooks are seen pulling on the skin of a devotee during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
Hooks are seen pulling on the skin of a devotee during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A man with skewers through his mouth walks while carrying a "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his...
Singapore, Singapore
A man with skewers through his mouth walks while carrying a Kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
A man with skewers through his mouth walks while carrying a "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his body using hooks and skewers pierced into the skin, during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Chris Inton (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
Relatives attach the skewers of a "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his body using hooks and skewers...
Singapore, Singapore
Relatives attach the skewers of a Kavadi into a Hindu devotee's skin during the Thaipusam festival in...
Relatives attach the skewers of a "Kavadi", a metal frame suspended from his body using hooks and skewers pierced into the skin, into a Hindu devotee's skin during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A man with limes hooked into his chest and skewers through his face walks during the Thaipusam festival...
Singapore, Singapore
A man with limes hooked into his chest and skewers through his face walks during the Thaipusam festival...
A man with limes hooked into his chest and skewers through his face walks during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Edgar Su(SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A devotee is seen with miniature "paal kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk, pierced into his chest...
Singapore, Singapore
A devotee is seen with miniature paal kavadi pierced into his chest during the Thaipusam festival in...
A devotee is seen with miniature "paal kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk, pierced into his chest during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee takes a special shower before beginning his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee takes a special shower before beginning his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple...
A Hindu devotee takes a special shower before beginning his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
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February 08, 2009
Hindu devotees, who have metal hooks attached to them, make their way to the sacred Batu Caves temple...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu devotees, who have metal hooks attached to them, make their way to the sacred Batu Caves temple...
Hindu devotees, who have metal hooks attached to them, make their way to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur on February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
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February 07, 2009
Hindu devotees wait for the arrival of the silver chariot carrying a statue of Lord Murugan during a...
multiple cities, Malaysia
Hindu devotees wait for arrival of silver chariot carrying statue of Lord Murugan in Kuala Lumpur
Hindu devotees wait for the arrival of the silver chariot carrying a statue of Lord Murugan during a 10-km (6.2 miles) procession through downtown Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves temple, marking the beginning of the Thaipusam festival, February 7, 2009. The capital of Malaysia - where 10 percent of the population are ethnic Indians - was filled with prayers and mantra chants of the devotees, who took part in the procession to fulfil vows made previously. Devotees observe a rigorous regiment of spirituality in the month-long run up to Thaipusam, including a dawn-to-dusk fast and a vegetarian diet. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA)
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February 07, 2009
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way past Hindu devotees during a 10-km...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way past Hindu devotees in Kuala Lumpur...
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way past Hindu devotees during a 10-km (6.2 miles) procession through downtown Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves temple, marking the beginning of Thaipusam festival, February 7, 2009. The capital of Malaysia - where 10 percent of the population are ethnic Indians - was filled with prayers and mantra chants of the devotees, who took part in the procession to fulfil vows made previously. Devotees observe a rigorous regiment of spirituality in the month-long run up to Thaipusam, including a dawn-to-dusk fast and a vegetarian diet. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA)
SINGAPORE/
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February 08, 2009
A man with a skewer through his mouth is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8,...
Singapore, Singapore
A man with a skewer through his mouth is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A man with a skewer through his mouth is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. The man's family say he is a priest possessed by the Hindu goddess Kali. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Shilpa Anand (SINGAPORE)
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February 08, 2009
A man with piercing and skewers through his face enters a trance during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
Singapore, Singapore
A man with piercing and skewers through his face enters a trance during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore...
A man with piercing and skewers through his face enters a trance during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. The man's family say he is a priest possessed by the Hindu goddess Kali. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCW0
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCW2
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCW4
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCW1
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCW3
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
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February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in...
A Hindu devotee with piercings and skewers through his face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCVW
February 08, 2009
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February...
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A Hindu devotee with piercings through her face is seen during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann (SINGAPORE)
SINGAPORE/
RTXBCVH
February 08, 2009
A combination photo shows Hindu devotees with piercings and skewers through their faces during the Thaipusam...
Singapore, Singapore
A combination photo shows Hindu devotees with piercings and skewers through their faces during the Thaipusam...
A combination photo shows Hindu devotees with piercings and skewers through their faces during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore February 8, 2009. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Thai, is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. REUTERS/Staff (SINGAPORE)
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