MAKARA JYOTHI

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu take shower as a symbol for offering before heading towards Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu rest while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu rest while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu wait for their turn for praying while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu wait for their turn for praying while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu rest while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu rest while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu wait for their turn for praying while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa Makara temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu wait for their turn for praying while carry fabric as a symbol for offering as they climb 265 stairs toward Ayyappa temple during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu place their offering at a palce near Ayyappa Makara temple after arrive during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian ethnic Hindu place their offering at a place near Ayyappa temple after arrive during Makara Jyothi festival in Penang on January 14, 2015. Makara Jyothi is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers on 14 January every year. However many devout Hindus claim that Makara Jyothi is the celestial lighting which takes place on Makara Sankranthi day and they believe that Lord Ayyappa asserts himself as Makara Jyothi to bless his devotees. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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