The photographs of the annual Thaipusum at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 3 Feb. 2015
Male and females devotees of all ages at the Murgam temple on Thaipusam. Devotees ….some wearing saffron and green cloths……..Undertaking Paada Yatra, take Kavedeis, paal kudam (milk), Pierce spear-trishul, hooks with lemon, shaved head, etc.
The festival of Thaipusam commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a veil..spear so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadam.