1. The Night Before Thaipusam


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    On the night before the Hindu Festival of Thaipusam, Hindu devotees gather at Batu Caves, Malaysia, to prepare for their penitence. A rare insight into one of the oldest remaining religious rituals…

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    • Extreme Rituals | Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas | CERC Interview Series


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      Why do people engage in painful, costly, and even dangerous religious rituals? Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, director of Masaryk University's LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion,…

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      • Thaipusam, Batu Caves 2013 teaser


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        Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday…

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        • Thaipusam | Malaysia 2013


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          • Thaipusam Singapore


            from Nick McHugh / Added

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            Popped down to the temple one night to see what all the noise was. Turns out it was Thaipusam, a Hindu festival that's mainly celebrated by the Tamil community. Their legend has it, that there was…

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            • Panguni Uthiram 2012 Singapore


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              Note: footage contains piercing and can be disturbing and or shocking A short docu on the Panguni Uthiram, held in April in Singapore. Panguni Utriham is a Hindu festival semilar to the Thaipusam…

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              • Thaipusam Hindu Festival Ace Kavadi Makers


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                The annual Thaipusam Hindu Festival in Penang is an astonishing event to witness. Hindus create enormous, colorful kavadi or burdens for devotees to carry several kilometers to Murugan's…

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                • Living the Love - A documentary about Thaipusam


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                  Every religion has its culture of atonements and vows. Bigger the wish or deeper the gratitude, more eager is the follower to undertake an arduous and grueling journey. A Christian would walk miles…

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                  • Brothers in Faith


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                    Neighbours Jasper Feng, 49, and V. Rajandran, 53, both took part in Thaipusam this year as kavadi carriers. The festival is observed by Hindus who would offer thanks to the gods for…

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                    • Thaipusam Singapore 2012


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                      Today I witnessed one of the most intriguing and impressive events held in Singapore. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival where (mostly men) carry various types of kavadi. They may carry a…

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