Thaipusam at Batu Caves


As I write this the Thaipusam festivities at Batu Caves is on full swing. One can only imagine how over a million people will fit into that tight space. If you are not a fan of crowds or want to stay clear of the staunchest Thaipusam rituals, it’s a good idea to visit a few days before the festival. We went of Friday and it was already buzzing with anticipation and the already vicious monkeys were all high on milk spilled from the devotees’ pots.  Most of my time was spent trying to avoid those frantic monkeys but I managed a few snapshots:

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Read more about the festival here and here. Happy Thaipusam to those celebrating today! If you are heading to Batu Caves today, good luck and enjoy what must be one of the most colourful festival in the world!

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