Thaipusam Festival in Singapore 2012 – Part 1

For the Singaporeans or tourists who are in Singapore. Check out the Thaipusam Festival at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road. This year the date falls on 7 Feb 2012. Thaipusam Festival is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).

It would be a visually enticing and a respect of religious event for people who never witness the piercing of sharp needles and rods through the flesh. This astounding event will takes you through the ritual ceremony, preparing of the kavadi, mental support from fellow friends, unbelievable amount of hooks hooked on the flesh and the grueling walk to the next temple.

In Singapore, Hindu devotees start their procession at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in the early morning, carrying milk pots as offerings or attaching “kavadis” to their bodies. The procession/devotees travels for 4 kilometres before finishing at the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple on Tank Road.

Below are some images of Thaipusam Festival i captured in 2011

The next blog i will share some tips on what to look out for the first timers who wish to photograph this event. Drop hit the Like button below if you are interested.

Venue: Starting from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road, there will be a 4.5km walk for the devotees to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple on Tank Road.

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