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Poo 99 | 12th Feb 2006, 12:08 PM | Travel Log, Pootography, English | (2226 Reads)

Thaipusam is the most dramatic of all Hindu festivals. Celebrated during the full moon in the Hindu month of Thai, it is a day of fasting, thanksgiving and consecration.

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泰普森(Thaipusam) 是印度教的一個大節日, 信眾多日前齋戒沐浴以示虔誠及淨化 身心.  當日 並會肩負一個金屬架象徵贖罪的苦行. 其中最為矚目的要算是用金屬針刺破舌頭, 面頰, 或身體等各部份. 或是祈福, 或是還神, 也可能是贖罪和懺悔.

當天天氣晴朗, 我約十時多到了起點Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple, 拍了一些信徒準備遊行的儀式之後跟隨巡迴隊伍開始進發....沿途在小印度吃了印度燒餅, 又到小商店閒逛了一會再上路.

經過數小時在大概30度的高溫之下. 終於在二時多到達終點Sri Thendayuthapani temple.  我已經沿途喝了由信徒捐贈的免費飲料及食品, 也不禁同情那些負荷甚重, 在烈日下曝曬及赤足步行的贖罪者.

The festival is an intense show of faith. The devotees go on a three-kilometre trek with ritualistic act of worship and thanksgiving. The main participants in trance, haul or carry beautifully decorated kavadis (containing milk pots) which are literally hooked to the bare bodies. It is a display of belief that transcends pain. 

The highlight of this festival always falls onto the piercing skewers onto the human body. 

I arrived at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple around 10am and followed the 3 km route all the way parading to the end point Sri Thendayuthapani temple at around 2:00pm. 
Weather report : sunny and hotemoticon, highest temperature 32 degreesemoticon.

For more photos, please visit the below link : (The photos may cause emotionally unrest, PG recommended)
詳情可瀏覽以下網址: (注意 : 照片內容可能令人情緒不安, 家長指引)
 
http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=207817089/a=99497313_99497313/t_=99497313

P.S. I was suffering from shoulder pain and minor heat stroke the next day~~emoticon Felt like heat was radiating from my body all day long.  emoticon


[1]

好好玩咁喎.......又唔帶埋我去玩!


[引用] | 作者 葉一知 | 12th Feb 2006 13:05 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[2]

謝謝Poo的介紹! 印度教的節日慶典好特別呀!

但覺得他們很辛苦喎!

p.s. 我本想今年去星加坡玩, 探望表姐表姐夫, 但表組夫的公司今年transferred他去北京工作七年呀! 很可惜!


[引用] | 作者 纖纖 | 12th Feb 2006 14:25 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[3] To : 葉公子

好玩呀?麻麻地咋噃...我鍾意影相咋...好鬼熱同曬...今日仲要膊頭痛, 要貼風濕膏藥, 真慘~~


[引用] | 作者 身價Poo鎮男王 | 12th Feb 2006 16:36 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[4] To : 纖纖

Go to Beijing will be more fun than SG for sure. Wait for the next chance la :)


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 12th Feb 2006 16:42 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[5]

點解最近你d文又多番咁多中文字, 唔似你作風喎~emoticon

thx for your sharing(many great photos)


[引用] | 作者 伊達 | 12th Feb 2006 18:04 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[6] To : 伊達

Thx :P~

For the blogs I want more ppl to view, then I use chinese lor.

(Don't u notice my Chinese blogs are normally very short? hahahaha)


[引用] | 作者 身價Poo鎮男王 | 12th Feb 2006 20:23 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[7] Re: To : 伊達
身價Poo鎮男王 :
Thx :P~
For the blogs I want more ppl to view, then I use chinese lor.
(Don't u notice my Chinese blogs are normally very short? hahahaha)
good idea!


[引用] | 作者 金婆婆 | 12th Feb 2006 20:29 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[8]

Thx 婆婆, 元宵節快樂呢~~


[引用] | 作者 身價Poo鎮男王 | 12th Feb 2006 21:25 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[9]

I can imagine how the ceremony went with so many photos that you've taken.
The piercing photos are really.... x_x


[引用] | 作者 siusing | 12th Feb 2006 22:15 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[10] To Siusing

We may think it's gross, but the devotees think it's an honour to be able to do that---> If they r faithful enuff, God will take away the pain from them.

Religious thing... can't comment ;)
(I was a reporter at this festival)


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 12th Feb 2006 22:17 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[11]

原來是剌進皮肉! 肉...酸...emoticon

poopoo,怎麼你又寫英文又寫中文的?


[引用] | 作者 桔子 | 12th Feb 2006 23:12 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[12]

有時睇到呢類場面都咪話唔肉赤!咁拮落去喎,對我呢類生平最怕打針嘅人嚟講,不如一刀殺咗我好過!emoticon


[引用] | 作者 妖夜叉 | 12th Feb 2006 23:42 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

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好得意呀...我知道馬來西亞每一年都會有架,會由KL步行2hrs去到黑風洞,但係我未親身見過,唔知同唔同泰國個d...

今次你係泰國既邊個地方見到呀?


[引用] | 作者 gOLdFiSh | 12th Feb 2006 23:46 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

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我睇相睇到打冷震>_


[引用] | 作者 Kennes | 13th Feb 2006 01:45 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[15] To : 桔子
桔子 : 原來是剌進皮肉! 肉...酸...poopoo,怎麼你又寫英文又寫中文的?

I think this topic should let more ppl know, so I wrote bilingually. Normally only 1 language cos lazy :) hahahah


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 13th Feb 2006 12:33 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[16] Re:
妖夜叉 : 有時睇到呢類場面都咪話唔肉赤!咁拮落去喎,對我呢類生平最怕打針嘅人嚟講,不如一刀殺咗我好過!

Those devotees were supposed to be painless as the pain was taken by GOD. Yet, I heard a guy screamed badly when being pierced. My heart thrilled and I left that site...


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 13th Feb 2006 12:34 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[17] Re: Goldfish
gOLdFiSh :
好得意呀...我知道馬來西亞每一年都會有架,會由KL步行2hrs去到黑風洞,但係我未親身見過,唔知同唔同泰國個d...
今次你係泰國既邊個地方見到呀?

I watched in Singapore. I know KL also has, but don't think I will go all the way to see similar festivals.


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 13th Feb 2006 12:36 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[18] Re: Kennes
Kennes : 我睇相睇到打冷震>_

I also don't like this kind of scenes. But when I was there, I thought I was a reporter to record something for the public. So my state of mind was ok...except when I heard someone screamed during piercing.. really can't take it.. I walked away.


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 13th Feb 2006 12:38 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[19]

啲相我ok. 有時好難明白宗教可以令人忍受到什麼程度...


[引用] | 作者 bj | 13th Feb 2006 17:54 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[20] Re:
bj :  有時好難明白宗教可以令人忍受到什麼程度...
Yes, to the devotees, it's such an honour to be chosenemoticon...


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 13th Feb 2006 17:58 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[21]

Happy Valentine Day


[引用] | 作者 Kennes | 14th Feb 2006 00:31 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[22] diumanpark.mysinablog.com

怎麼只有兩幅相片??沒有遊行相片麼?


[引用] | 作者 野蟹 | 14th Feb 2006 01:30 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[23]

I like your photos. emoticon

But how come they didn't bleed? emoticon

Actually I like India very much and hope to share with you my travel log of India later.


[引用] | 作者 joyce_keane | 14th Feb 2006 03:23 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[24] Re:
Kennes : Happy Valentine Day
Thx.  U too :) emoticon


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 14th Feb 2006 07:07 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[25] To : 春蟹
野蟹 : 怎麼只有兩幅相片??沒有遊行相片麼?
U click on the URL can view... happy viewing~~emoticon


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 14th Feb 2006 07:14 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[26] Re:
joyce_keane : But how come they didn't bleed? Actually I like India very much and hope to share with you my travel log of India later.

Thx for visiting.  emoticon

I only witnessed them piercing their forehead and tongue, but I didn't see blood either.  As for the body piercing, I didn't see the process, also wondering why they didn't bleed. emoticon

 I've been to North India but only for few days, very touristic, not much experience.  Planning to go to S. India before heading home.  It will be great if u can share ur India travellog with me.  Thx in advance. emoticon

P.S. have u been to Vietnam?  

 


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 14th Feb 2006 07:33 AM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[27]

Happy Valentine's Day!


[引用] | 作者 金婆婆 | 14th Feb 2006 14:39 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[28]

鎮男王情人節快樂emoticon


[引用] | 作者 松尾 駿 | 14th Feb 2006 14:43 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[29] Re:
金婆婆 : Happy Valentine's Day!
Thx Porpor emoticon, u 2 :)


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 14th Feb 2006 15:18 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[30] To : 松尾 駿
松尾 駿 :
鎮男王情人節快樂

Thx 拉柴 駿男


[引用] | 作者 Poo | 14th Feb 2006 22:07 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

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