Photo Of The Week – Human Kavadi at the Thaipusam 2015 at the Batu Caves in Malaysia
This image was taken this week during the 2015 Thaipusam Festival held at the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. As you can see it was a colourful experience. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival which is celebrated mainly in India, Malaysia and Singapore. During a procession devotees carry a Kavadi, or a burden, that can consist of minor milk-pots carried on their heads or larger structures that are attached to them through their skin by way of piercing.