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Singapore Thaipusam Festival 2011

Kavadis (burdens), vels (skewers) stuck in all over your body, pots of milk hooked to your back, pierced tongues and foreheads, and chariots pulled via hooks in the body.

The more pain, the greater the merit.

Thaipusam is a Hindu religious festival celebrated by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).

It is celebrated in India, Malaysia, Singapore and other...
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