IN PICTURES: THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF THAIPUSAM

written by Jana Vitoušková 05/03/2016

 Taipusam Penang

Thaipusam, one of my favourite festivals!!! I love it…the people, the culture, the food and everything…..it is a festival full of colour, scents and tastes!

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival that sees worshippers test their endurance and show their appreciation to the Tamil god Murugan through a pilgrimage to holy sites. It’s a true sensory overload and a remarkable display of faith. Thaipusam is celebrated on the full moon day in the Tamil month of “Thai” and the full moon was just breathtaking!

Thaipusam Penang

For me it is an amazing festival of a beautiful culture. We spent two days there this year and I especially enjoyed the first day. Everyone was smiling and happy wearing beautiful clothes. We got delicious food from stalls, bought some souvenirs and admired their stunning decorations. I took so many photos during this festival and I want to share some of them with you!

Here we go:

 

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