|Photo Credit : Dee Manansala-Javier
MPL( My Pinoy Lah) friends
It may not be a smooth ride like LRT/ MRT but once you survive the KTM ordeal. You’ll be definitely in euphoric state and fulfilled something like (how to hold your breath for several minutes or how to divert your attention when someone’s face is inches away from yours)
We disembark on Batu Caves station and wait until crowd ease off. Area is clear, then each one show off their weapons as we commence the photo walk. Everyone find a good spot, fires the shutter and don’t bother the scorching heat of morning sun.
Photography enthusiast, hobbyist and alike flocking to this vibrant celebration because it offers endless and awesome subjects to snap.
An estimated million of people gather together in the culmination of Thaipusam festival. Most are devotees, Hindu worshipers, tourist and even public officials join this event.
Seeing all walks of life come together in this momentous event for Hindus is awesome.
We highly anticipate to watch the Vel Kavadi bearers since this is the main attraction of Thaipusam. This type of Kavadi have the Vel ( spear like ) pierce on their cheek or tongue. Others have this mini altar decorated with ornaments and peacock feathers attached to their waist while a vel is pierce on. their chest and back.
Observing a devotee in trance and personally view the vel pierce on their body is awesome.
As the Sun goes up high and we aren’t much that prepared so we desert the place but not empty handed. We got full snaps shots to blog, share and even scared for those who have weak stomach. The entire experience is noteworthy and would surely go back the next time around.
To answer the question why is it awesome in Thaipusam?
-Observing a devotee in trance and personally view the vel pierce on their body is awesome