Stomper shares photos of vibrant Thaipusam celebrations at Little India

Submitted by Stomper Kannan

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Little India was alive with celebration and colour as devotees celebrated Thaipusam on Monday (Jan 21).

Stomper Kannan was one of many who came to witness the annual procession that starts from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road and ends at Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road.

Kannan managed to capture gorgeous photos of devotees fulfilling their vows through the 4km route while he was at Litle India from 10am to 3pm that day.

"Hindus in Singapore celebrated Thaipusam yesterday in honour of the Lord Subramanya also commonly known as Lord Murugan," he said.

"The festival falls on a full moon day in the Tamil month of 'Thai'.

"It is observed by devotees who carry milk pots and kavadis which is believed to be an act of penance in fulfilment of vows or thanksgiving to Lord Murugan."

According to The Straits Times, there were over 250 kavadi-bearers and 8,600 devotees carrying pots of milk as offerings.

Kavadi-bearers carry decorated steel and wood kavadi pinned to their torsos with hooks and piercings.

More hooks are pierced into their thighs, carrying tiny containers filled with red sugar offerings.

Check out Kannan's photos in the gallery above.