Penang Thaipusam Celebration 2014

Almost every year, I will cover this event in George Town, Penang. This year, I have 2 new lenses; Canon EF-S 10–22mm f/3.5–4.5 USM and EF 50mm f/1.8 II. The shots were awesome!

Ready up before the smashing begins.

Devotee carrying the Kavadi doing the Kavadi Attam

Devotees smashing the coconuts

Devotees queuing to make offering to Lord Muruga

The colourful devotees of Lord Muruga

Smash and Clear

There goes the coconuts

Silver chariot with the statue of Lord Muruga

A devotee with his offerings to Lord Muruga

Blessing

Focus

Peacock Kavadi

Thaipusam Celebration in George Town, Penang

The puller

Milk pots only

Piercing Kavadi

Kavadi

Ready to go

The piercing

The piercing begins

Vel Vel!

Devotion

Kavadi Carrier

Amazing night scene

The "Band" accompanying devotees on their journey of faith

The silver chariot beautifully lit up.

The silver chariot.

Silver Chariot with Lord Muruga

The Coconut Breaker

Waiting to smash the coconuts.

That was it. 3-days Thaipusam in George Town, Penang. If you missed it this year, you can always come back next year to get those great shots. I saw many photographers from all around the world covering this event. It was a little overcrowded but it feels great to be among the professional photographers.