hindu temple participants fast before the festival, then don a kavadi which represents their thanks to answered prayers.
they pierce their body and amazingly there is no blood!
the kavadi's were very large and intricate
nail bed shoe
piercing through cheeks and tongue
hands behind his head, he is so calm while getting ready.
lots of people checking out the festival
there were people everywhere! the paris hilton kavadi. these things were huge. sometimes the participants had to stop and take a breather during the 4.5 km procession. yummy indian food (photo by jessie) what a great night together! (photo by jessie) six months here and my first mrt ride. a fascinating hindu festival.
don't know if these videos will work or not. i've got to figure out the setting and how to focus using the video.