📍 🇲🇾 Malaysia | Pangkor Island | Thaipusam •
By chance rocked up at Pankor Island during one the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated by Tamil community - Thaipusam. It's a chaotic and colourful spectacle I'm glad we got to experience. •
Devotees have to carry out acts of penance in return for their wishes and prayers or atonement for past misdeeds and show their appreciation to Lord Murugan, god of war and son of Shiva. •
Some of them get metal hooks pierced through the skin of their back and pull heavy chariots, like the one in the picture, in a state of spiritual trance. You gotta respect the commitment.