Thaipusam Festival Malaysia

A Hindu devotee smokes a cigar while preparing for a procession during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A Hindu devotee smokes a cigar while preparing for a procession during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A young girl on sling during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A young girl on sling during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A Hindu devotee makes his way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A Hindu devotee makes his way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A Hindu devotee, restrained with hooks pierced through his back as make their way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A Hindu devotee, restrained with hooks pierced through his back as make their way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Devotees react as they go into a trance during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Devotees react as they go into a trance during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees make their way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees make their way up the 272 steps to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads for offering as they walk toward to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads for offering as they walk toward to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads for offering as they walk toward to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads for offering as they walk toward to the entrance of the Batu Caves during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A devotee performs a cleansing ritual underneath a shower during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif
A devotee performs a cleansing ritual underneath a shower during the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves, Malaysia on January 17, 2014. Photo by Firdaus Latif

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