21 February 2009

Thaipusam, Batu Caves 2009

8th February 2009....

We woke up early that day. the day before we stayed up late, editing adib's wedding photo.. as usual, not enough sleep :]

BUT, since Thaipusam comes once a year, and because of our excitement to capture the religious Hindu ritual, we pushed aside everything else. even though this photoshoot is not particularly a 'job' but the fun of taking photos is never forgotten :]

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). It is also referred to as Thaipooyam or Thaippooyam in the Malayalam language. Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (spear) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

This company started as a passion and now it has become our source of income :]

so, us - faiz, oat, ahmad, nan and ateh, went to Batu Caves to capture moments of this important day for Hindus all over. this 'trip' also taught us a bit of the Indian culture and below, is the colours that we manage to capture. The colours of Thaipusam :]

Below is a slide show of the event. Enjoy!

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