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Thaipusam which is performed every January/February, depending upon the lunar month - on a full-moon day in the Tamil month of Thai.
The most dramatic Indian festival is Thaipusam. Devotees go through a strict and careful spiritual preparation before embarking on a ritual journey of penitential selfmutilation. They pierce their bodies with metal hooks supporting heavy structures called kavadis decorated with peacock feathers and offerings.*ouch!* In their tranced state, not a drop of blood is shed as they process from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road to the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple in Tank Road. (Isn't that awesome??? woah!)

Address: Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road
othercontact: Devotees are believed to attain

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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