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Thaipusam Festival, Batu Caves, Malaysia.

Head shaving at Thaipusam Festival, Batu Caves, Malaysia. Many pilgrims prepare for the day by cleansing, fasting and abstinence before having their head shaved. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). The festival celebrates the birth of Murugan,the youngest son of Shiva and his wife Parvati. The festival at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur culminates in a 272 step climb into the cave.

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Head shaving at Thaipusam Festival, Batu Caves, Malaysia. Many pilgrims prepare for the day by cleansing, fasting and abstinence before having their head shaved. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). The festival celebrates the birth of Murugan,the youngest son of Shiva and his wife Parvati. The festival at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur culminates in a 272 step climb into the cave.