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Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam - 20 Jan 2011
Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam - 20 Jan 2011
SINGAPORE/
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January 20, 2011
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee while in a trance, at the Sri Srinivasa...
Singapore, Singapore
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee in trance during Thaipusam festival in...
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee while in a trance, at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple during Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011.Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee with his cheeks and tongue pierced with skewers, enters a trance as he performs his pilgrimage...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee in a trance, performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival...
A Hindu devotee with his cheeks and tongue pierced with skewers, enters a trance as he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee dances as he wears a kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011....
Singapore, Singapore
A Hindu devotee dances as he wears a kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore
A Hindu devotee dances as he wears a kavadi during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. The kavadi is a physical burden carried by the devotee during their worship of Lord Murugan and it symbolises a call for help and also a show of gratitude for blessings received from the god. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee wearing a pendant of Lord Murugan waits as assistants pierce his body with skewers to...
Singapore, Singapore
Hindu devotee wearing a pendant of Lord Murugan waits as assistants pierce his body with skewers to wear...
A Hindu devotee wearing a pendant of Lord Murugan waits as assistants pierce his body with skewers to wear a kavadi, during the Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011.Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. The kavadi is a physical burden carried by the devotee during their worship of Lord Murugan and it symbolises a call for help and also a show of gratitude for blessings received from the god. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
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January 20, 2011
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee in a trance, at Sri Srinivasa Perumal...
Singapore, Singapore
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee in a trance, at Sri Srinivasa Perumal...
A metal skewer is pierced through the cheek of a Hindu devotee in a trance, at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple during Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced, take part in a procession as part of the Thaipusam festival...
Kochi, India
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced, take part in a procession as part of the Thaipusam festival...
Hindu devotees with their tongues pierced, take part in a procession as part of the Thaipusam festival in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 20, 2011. Thousands of Hindus participate in the annual festival whereby devotees subject themselves to painful rituals in a demonstration of faith and self punishment. Hindus believe they are cleansed of all sins and their misdeeds can be redeemed by observing prayers during Thaipusam. REUTERS/Sivaram V (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee in a trance, crawls to perform his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee in a trance, crawls to perform his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
A Hindu devotee in a trance, crawls to perform his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee (C) enters a trance before he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee enters a trance before he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
A Hindu devotee (C) enters a trance before he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu priest helps a devotee attach his miniature "paal kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk pierced...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu priest helps a devotee with his miniature "paal kavadi" before the latter performs his pilgrimage...
A Hindu priest helps a devotee attach his miniature "paal kavadi", or silver pots filled with milk pierced onto his back, before the latter performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee in a trance, performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee in a trance, performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival...
A Hindu devotee in a trance, performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY HEADSHOT)
SINGAPORE/
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January 20, 2011
Metal skewers are pierced through the cheek and tongue of a Hindu devotee at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple...
Singapore, Singapore
Metal skewers are pierced through the cheek and tongue of a Hindu devotee at a temple during Thaipusam...
Metal skewers are pierced through the cheek and tongue of a Hindu devotee at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple during Thaipusam festival in Singapore January 20, 2011. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees in trance, perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu devotees in trance, perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival...
Hindu devotees in trance, perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee dances to the beat of drums as he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee dances to the beat of drums as he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during...
A Hindu devotee dances to the beat of drums as he performs his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 19, 2011
A Hindu devotee walks with a kavadi during a religious procession held in preparation of Thaipusam on...
Yangon, Myanmar
A Hindu devotee walks with a kavadi during a religious procession held in preparation of Thaipusam on...
A Hindu devotee walks with a kavadi during a religious procession held in preparation of Thaipusam on the streets of central Yangon January 19, 2011. Thaipusam, a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, marks the triumph of good over evil. The kyat bills seen on the kavadi are donations from other devotees. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees carry milk pots as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu devotees carry milk pots as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
Hindu devotees carry milk pots as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu priest prepares milk pots for a family of devotees before they perform their pilgrimage to Batu...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu priest prepares milk pots for a family of devotees before they perform their pilgrimage to Batu...
A Hindu priest prepares milk pots for a family of devotees before they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees take a ritual bath in the river before they begin their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu devotees take a ritual bath before they begin their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the...
Hindu devotees take a ritual bath in the river before they begin their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee douses himself with milk during a ritual shower before he begins his pilgrimage to Batu...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee douses himself with milk during a ritual shower at the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves...
A Hindu devotee douses himself with milk during a ritual shower before he begins his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 20, 2011
A Hindu devotee places an oil lamp on the surface of a river before he begins his pilgrimage to Batu...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee places an oil lamp on the surface of a river during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala...
A Hindu devotee places an oil lamp on the surface of a river before he begins his pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees follow a chariot driven by cows during their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple in the Thaipusam...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu devotees follow a chariot driven by cows during their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple in the Thaipusam...
Hindu devotees follow a chariot driven by cows during their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple in the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 20, 2011
Hindu devotees carry kavadis as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hindu devotees carry kavadis as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam...
Hindu devotees carry kavadis as they perform their pilgrimage to Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival outside Kuala Lumpur January 20, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
Hindu devotees perform prayers before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession with the statue of...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu devotees perform prayers before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession with the statue of...
Hindu devotees perform prayers before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession with the statue of Lord Murugan marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 13, 2011
Hindu devotee Hemanth Naidu, 10, carries a kavadi during his pilgrimage into the Batu Caves temple ahead...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL/
Hindu devotee Hemanth Naidu, 10, carries a kavadi during his pilgrimage into the Batu Caves temple ahead of Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. Thaipusam will be celebrated on Jan 20. Photo taken on January 9, 2011. To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA FESTIVAL/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
Hindu devotees carry the statue of Lord Murugan while circling a temple before starting a 10 km (6.2...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu devotees carry statue of Lord Murugan circling a temple before a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking...
Hindu devotees carry the statue of Lord Murugan while circling a temple before starting a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking the beginning of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
Hindu devotees carry the statue of Lord Murugan as they leave a temple to begin their 10 km (6.2 miles)...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu devotees carry statue of Lord Murugan as they leave a temple to begin their procession marking...
Hindu devotees carry the statue of Lord Murugan as they leave a temple to begin their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
Hindu devotees perform prayers as they circle a temple before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu devotees perform prayers as they circle a temple before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession...
Hindu devotees perform prayers as they circle a temple before starting their 10 km (6.2 miles) procession with the statue of Lord Murugan marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL/
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January 13, 2011
A Hindu devotee carries a kavadi as he climbs a 272-step staircase during his pilgrimage into the Batu...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL/
A Hindu devotee carries a kavadi as he climbs a 272-step staircase during his pilgrimage into the Batu Caves temple ahead of Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. Thaipusam will be celebrated on Jan 20. Picture taken on January 9, 2011. To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA FESTIVAL/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
A silver chariot carrying a statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A silver chariot carrying a statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a procession marking beginning...
A silver chariot carrying a statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people.REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL
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January 18, 2011
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Silver chariot carrying statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a procession marking beginning of...
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
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January 18, 2011
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Silver chariot carrying statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a procession marking beginning of...
A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan makes its way during a 10 km (6.2 miles) procession marking the beginning of Hindu festival of Thaipusam, through the downtown of Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves temple, in the early hours of January 19, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. The festival is no longer widely celebrated in India but in Malaysia the festival has gone beyond the ethnic Indian community that is less than a tenth of the country's 28 million people. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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January 13, 2011
A Hindu devotee dances with a kavadi as he performs his pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple ahead of...
Batu Caves, Malaysia
To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA-FESTIVAL/
A Hindu devotee dances with a kavadi as he performs his pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple ahead of Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2011. The Thaipusam festival, which originated in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was introduced to Malaysia in the 19th century by immigrant Indian estate workers, reflects a growing faith in the Hindu god's power to bless devotees with children and cure serious illnesses. Thaipusam will be celebrated on Jan 20. Picture taken on January 9, 2011. To match Reuters Life! MALAYSIA FESTIVAL/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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