Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A Spiritual Journey, Thaipusam.


Each of those person deciding to undergo the kavadi bearing as well as the long climb up the 272 steps of Batu Caves before finally reaching then inner temple have their own personal reasons, some are asking for blessings in their life, others as a gesture of thanks for a vow fulfilled in their lifes, others as penance for some wrongdoing they wish to make right and others as the ultimate devotion to their Hindu Religion. Whatever the reason, all endure the rigorous preparation of fastings, inhibition, abstenance and hardship to shape mind, body and soul for this spiritual journey. Despite the piercings, the heavy burden of the kavadis and excruciating journey up step by step in the end I can only say each of them found peace.

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