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The Moment In Thaipusam

The Moment In Thaipusam

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம், Taippūcam ?) Thai Poosam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is not only observed in countries where the Tamil community constitutes a majority, but also in countries where Tamil communities are smaller, such as Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar. The word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. There is a misconception among people that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday; however, it is believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan's birthday. Source from Wikipedia

mont0417 Taken by mont0417 with a Lomography Belair X 6-12 City Slicker (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120) film in kuala lumpur, Malaysia. These tags describe this photo: 6x12, f16, 58mm, cave, batu, malaysia, iso50, xr, redscale, belair, and thaipusam. Date: 2013-01-27. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album The Moment In Thaipusam With Belair City Slicker.

3 comments

  1. meryl

    meryl

    nice

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  2. mont0417

    mont0417

    thx @meryl

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  3. clatter808

    clatter808

    awesome photo - - you really made great use of multi-exp on this. I know that can be a bit random sometimes but this really makes a powerful image
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