Malaysian Hindus Gather To Celebrate The Annual Thaipusam Festival : News Photo

Malaysian Hindus Gather To Celebrate The Annual Thaipusam Festival

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JANUARY 17: Family members apply holy ash to the forehead of a young devotee during the Thaipusam festival on January 17, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival marks the birthday of Lord Muruga and also commemorates the day Hindu Goddess Parvati gave her son a lance to defeat the evil demon Soorapadamwhen. The festival sees devotees carry milk pots to seek forgivness and some will carry a 'Kavadi' many of which are attached via, strings, hooks, and skews pierced into the carriers skin. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JANUARY 17: Family members apply holy ash to the forehead of a young devotee during the Thaipusam festival on January 17, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival marks the birthday of Lord Muruga and also commemorates the day Hindu Goddess Parvati gave her son a lance to defeat the evil demon Soorapadamwhen. The festival sees devotees carry milk pots to seek forgivness and some will carry a 'Kavadi' many of which are attached via, strings, hooks, and skews pierced into the carriers skin. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
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