Friday, January 21, 2011

Thaipusam splendor in Penang 槟城大宝森节的辉煌 ...


Thaipusam splendor in Penang 
槟城大宝森节的辉煌 ...

January 19th, 2011 Penang Thaipusam (3)
槟城大宝森节 ...


07:20 am
I walked further up the road where the chariot is heading towards,
more devotees were eagerly waiting for its arrival ...



07:24 am
As the chariot with Lord Murugan on it arrives on another section of the
same road, it will stop again ...



07:28 am
To bless the offerings devotees bring to Lord Murugan ...



07:35 am
That is why the chariot takes more then 12 hours to reach the Waterfall Road
from little india as it stops frequently to bless the eager and waiting devotees ...



07:37 am
I missed to "coconut smashing ceremony", as before the chariot passes
through, all roads will be cleansed by the coconut water ...
This is done for the entire 12 - 14 hour journey ...



07:38 am
All along the road, the blessed offerings are welcomed
by family members regardless of young or old ...



07:42 am
This is what will be happening for the entire spiritual journey ...



07:44 am
Here it passes through one of the Chinese temple in Goergetown ...



07:47 am
I got an opportunity to witness this view from the
3rd floor of an opened fire station ...



07:48 am
Many devotees will accompany the chariot to Waterfall Road
for the entire spiritual journey ...



07:51 am
The two sacred animals, and don't worry as you can see
devotees are pushing the chariot from the back for the
journey ...



07:52 am
As this road ends, the procession continue to another road
and it is only the first hour of the 12 - 14 hours spiritual journey ...

17 comments:

Digwas Hegde said...

excellent...

Andras said...

Amazing!!!

Anónimo de la Piedra said...

...bellas fotografías...saludos

Joop Zand said...

Many thanks for this nice and colorful serie photo's..... my compliments !

greetings from Holland, Joop

Eyeliquor said...

Thank you Wong!
You captured some nice moments for us!
I am looking forward to february the third!! :))

Nordis said...

Very nice photo series. Greetings from Nordis

Traveling Hawk said...

Those photos, made from above, and that at 7:51 are my favourites.

smalldot said...

that's a lot of coconuts

JM said...

Love the effect of the incense smoke on the top shot. Great post.

Laura.M said...

Me han gustado las imágenes. Es bueno conocer la cultura y religión de otros paises. Wong gracias por compartirlo .
Saludos.Laura

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, it must have been fantastic to be there, you're pictures are worth a million thanks. Lovely photos.

Minusca said...

Wonderful reportage, thanks for sharing

Sérgio Pontes said...

I love to see your photos =)

Best regards

Erika said...

Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Friday!

Cloudia said...

a privilege to see!


Aloha from Honolulu
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Randy said...

I agree with Cloudia! I am envious.

Jonathan said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this - some excellent photos especially that first one; the mood and mystery it conveys is truly excellent. Nice camera work!