THAIPUSAM FESTIVAL

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees performs a ritual bath during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees performs a ritual bath during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites as they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites as they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees performs a ritual bath during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees performs a ritual bath during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites before they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 02, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites as they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites as they walk toward the Batu Caves temple during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A young Malaysian Hindu devotees makes his way towards the temple to perform religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A young Malaysian Hindu devotees makes his way towards the temple to perform religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees present their offerings to Lord Muruga whose statue is taken in a silver chariot during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees present their offerings to Lord Muruga whose statue is taken in a silver chariot during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Malaysian Hindu devotees carry milk pots on their heads intended as perform their religious rites during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on February 03, 2015. The Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which commemorates the day when Goddess Pavarthi gave her son Lord Muruga an invincible lance with which he destroyed evil demons, is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia and Singapore. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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