Singapore - Streets & Culture

Singapore - Streets & Culture · February 05, 2018
Thaipusam Festival Photos - Little India, Singapore - Sony A7 ii © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Legend states that the Hindu mother goddess gave a spear to Murugan, the god of war. With this spear, she helped him destroy an evil demon. Once a year on the full moon, Tamil Hindus around the world commemorate this during the fascinating Thaipusam Festival. They do so by fasting for 48 hours, and carrying heavy pots of milk on their heads. Others, incredibly, by “spearing” their own skin. Some even wear heavy, elaborate metal cages that are literally “fish hooked” and chained into...