Karl`s PC Help Forums Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

In memory of Karl Davis, founder of this board, who made his final journey 12th June 2007

Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites   Post new thread Poll:
Author: Subject: Thaipusam
Quaver
The Q
*******


Avatar


Posts: 9823
Registered: 5-4-2007
Location: U.K.
Theme: KPCH Default Blue
Member Is Offline


camera3.gif Post 469529 posted on 27-1-2013 at 08:24 Reply With Quote
Thaipusam



I don't know how many of you are Hindu. I'm not, but today is Thaipusam daywaveysmiley

From Wiki:

Quote:

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

The simplest kavadi is a semicircular decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod that is carried on the shoulders, to the temple. In addition, some have a small spear through their tongue, or a spear through the cheeks. The spear pierced through his tongue or cheeks reminds him constantly of Lord Murugan. It also prevents him from speaking and gives great power of endurance.

Other types of kavadi involve hooks stuck into the back and either pulled by another walking behind or being hung from a decorated bullock cart or more recently a tractor, with the point of incisions of the hooks varying the level of pain.


And this is the photo I've taken today:

[bad img]http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z80/qquaver/Thaipusam_zpsdc9ae7d0.jpg[/bad img]
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
Nimuae
Rajkumari
*******


Avatar


Posts: 7029
Registered: 31-8-2002
Location: Free Spirits cannot be confined by locations
Theme: KF Blue
Member Is Offline

Mood: Enigmatic !

[*] Post 469530 posted on 27-1-2013 at 10:08 Reply With Quote


I think I'll give that one a miss - thanks all the same !
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
marymary100
Underwater Plumber
********


Avatar


Posts: 32319
Registered: 9-5-2004
Location: Scotia
Theme: Iconic
Member Is Offline

Mood: fact me

[*] Post 469533 posted on 27-1-2013 at 10:32 Reply With Quote


Painful. shocked_yellow
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
Post new thread Poll:

Guest Notice
You are a guest, as a guest you can only see a maximum of 3 posts per thread.

If you want to see the rest, please click here to register.