But anyway, I can do things now and I chose to start with the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. The story is that a goddess gave a god (her son) a 'vel' to vanquish a bad guy. Of course the good guy wins, Good Defeats Evil yayyy let's celebrate!
So how do the Hindus of South East Asia celebrate this momentous occasion? Well it's simple, they hook sacrifices and floats (kavadis) to there bodies and walk for miles from one temple to another. It's is most definitely awe-inspiring. One of those don't knock it til you've tried it situations. And of course with it being a religious festival its amazing to see the lengths people will go to tell God they appreciate Him. A few times that day, I questioned "what do I do to show God how much I appreciate Him?" It makes you think...
Anyways, below are some pics of guys and their kavadis and the general atmosphere on the Serangoon Road in Little India.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self - Hindu Proverb