Waking up at 5.30am to go out for this shoot was not difficult at all given the fact that I was not able to make the same trip last year due to my ACL operations. That’s that. History aside, I do love this festival though I know next to nothing about Hinduism. The colors vibrant, the atmosphere electrifying to say the very least!
Okay, let us stop talking too and let the pictures do the talking!
0630hrs: Cars passing Serangoon Road stopped by the traffic warden to facilitate devotees’ crossing.
0645hrs:A Kavadi walker begins his journey of faith.
A Kavadi Walker preps. He is being helped by his family and friends on the piercings on his body before he steps out the temple.
Music helps to push the devotees on. During the journey, musician like this one will play musics, while friends and family members who form the kavadi procession would sing and dance to encourage the walker throughout his journey. It is quite a sight!
Somewhere along Serangoon road, outside the mustafa center, a devotee dances to music while the crowd cheered him and the music was provided by a mobile band…
A very willing musician drumming away.
This is surely very painful.
There’s more to see..I think I had better not flood you folks with pictures. The whole set of pictures can be found below: