Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 4 of 10 ...


Pongal Harvest Festival 
丰收节
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In India, it is believe that the cow is 
a sacred animal to act as surrogate mother
to provide milk for human beings for their entire lives
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As the festive day continues, 
women carry pots of milk sitting on their head
preparing for a symbolic pilgrimage
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Pongal Harvest Festival 丰收节 ...

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Batu Caves
Kuala Lumpur 


28 comments:

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Eine interessante Fotoserie mein lieber Freund Wong...

Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

this is just so expressive and stunning

Carmen Negoita said...

Nice shots. Beautiful habits.

Have a very nice day!

s.c said...

That are the pictures i love. Well done Wong

Laura.M said...

Wong Thanks for sharing the traditions of these cultures.
Beautiful pictures!.
a hug

Milton Ostetto said...

Uma serie muito interessante
abraço
Milton

Esmeralda said...

Una maravilla de foots
felicidades Wong

AGMPRISMA said...

Thanks Wong, so interesting.
Beautiful indian women.

Joop Zand said...

Fantastic moments and very nice photographed.... my compliments.

kai51 said...

Preciosas imágenes de una costunbre ancestral.
Un abrazo

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas todas las fotos amigo.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Scott said...

Thanks for the education and the very interesting images to illustrate.

Filip Demuinck said...

Again something i didn't know. Your articles and pictures are always very interesting.

Greetings,
Filip

Remi said...

Fantastic pictures.. :)

Olivier said...

belle serie, avec de beaux portraits

Erika said...

I love very much your traditions.Nice colors and decorations.
Gorgeous shots, dear Wong!

T. Becque said...

Lovely. I didn't know this was why the cow is sacred - so interesting and it makes sense.

Robert Geiss said...

Your pictures provide another universe - thank you !

Please have a good Wednesday you all.

Theanne said...

Interesting to learn about other cultures...I like the expression in the first photo :-)

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Beautiful and I love the Henna work I see on their hands.

Cloudia said...

you fill my eyes, mind and heart every day!


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Randy said...

Beautiful. That last shot is the perfect finale.

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of a very interesting custom.

Doug Hickok said...

Beautiful captures Wong... I especially love the low level of ambient daylight, and the glowing lights of the ceremony. Beautiful photography.

Javier Guri said...

Wonderful reportage, full of color.
Greetings.

Traveling Hawk said...

Like always, there are beautiful photos here, Wong! Very good portraits. I like the last one the most. It has a nice composition with the pot, the lights, henna and flowers...Thanks for showing us how interesting are these rituals at Batu Caves.

darlin said...

Wong you've captured some amazing moments in time. I especially love the last photo, it leaves a sense of wonder and the macro on it is perfect! Excellent shots once again.

Costea said...

In your country are very beautiful and interesting traditions .