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Thai Poosam (of Thaipusam) Kavady is een religieus Hindoeïstisch festival, gevierd door de Tamil Het is elk jaar op de eertse volle maan in de maand Thaise (in januari/februari).
Het festival herdenkt dat Parvati Murugan een speer gaf, zodat hij een boze demon kon overwinnen. Algemeen wordt aangenomen dat de Thaise Poosam de verjaardag van Murugan markeert.
Aangezien er in Zuid-Afrika een grote Tamil gemeenschap is gevestigd wordt Thai Poosam in Johannesburg groots gevierd. Symbolisme is een van de belangrijkste aspecten van het Thaise Poosam festival. Het dragen van Kavady (een last) staat symbool voor het dragen van een lasten.
Bij Thaise Poosam wordt het dragen van deze last en het overnemen ervan door verschillende symbolische gebaren en gewoontes tot uitdrukking gebracht. In sommige gevallen worden de deelnemers in trance gebracht, waarna hun gezichten doorboord en geschilderd worden. Als ze zijn uitgerust met piercings en verf lopen ze in een processie door de straten en dragen ze een fysieke last. Sommigen hebben een doek om hun mond gebonden, want ze kunnen niet spreken of klagen over de last die ze dragen. Het Poosam festival trekt veel bezoekers in Zuid-Afrika, ook niet-Hindoes. Door de vele verschillende culturen en religies die in het land leven, zijn andere culturen over het algemeen open en geïnteresseerd in elkaars gewoonten en overtuigingen.
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040218- Johannesburg - A devotee is running while having a four wheel chariot pulling behind her during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu r...
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040218- Johannesburg - A devotee is running while having a four wheel chariot pulling behind her during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu r...
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040218- Johannesburg - an overview of the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, celebrated by the Tamil on the full moon in...
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040218- Johannesburg -Devotees are wearing a a cloth tied around their mouths, for they canât speak or complain about the burden they are carrying, during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Joha...
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040218- Johannesburg - A devotee is running while having a four wheel chariot pulling behind her during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu r...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with pierced hooks where they hang various items such as flowers that symbolizes carrying their burden, during the Thai Po...
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040218- Johannesburg - a youngster is carrying a Vel the spear of wisdom during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, c...
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040218- Johannesburg - a youngster who is pierced through her tongue is carrying a Kavady, a semi circular arch that decorated with flowers and palm leaves during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival...
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040218- Johannesburg - a youngster who is pierced through her tongue is carrying a Kavady, a semi circular arch that decorated with flowers and palm leaves during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival...
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040218- Johannesburg - a youngster who is pierced through her tongue is carrying a Kavady, a semi circular arch that decorated with flowers and palm leaves during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival...
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040218- Johannesburg - a woman who is pierced through her tongue and cheeks is is carrying the Kavady a semi circular arch that decorated with flowers and palm leaves to the temple during the Thai Poo...
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040218- Johannesburg - after being pierced throught the tongue with several small spears a devotee is preparing to carry a four wheel chariot to the temple during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in...
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040218- Johannesburg - Johannesburg police is watching the scene during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, celebrated by...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with pierced hooks where they hang various items such brass pots filled with milk called Paal Kodumas, lime anf flowers th...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with pierced hooks where they hang various items such brass pots filled with milk called Paal Kodumas, lime anf flowers th...
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040218- Johannesburg - A little girl is getting emotional during a while a devotee is trying to carrying her burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poo...
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040218- Johannesburg - A little girl is getting emotional during a while a devotee is trying to carrying her burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poo...
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040218- Johannesburg - a devotee is carrying a Kavady, a semi circular arch that decorated with flowers and palm leaves during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai...
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040218- Johannesburg -Devotees are wearing a a cloth tied around their mouths, for they canât speak or complain about the burden they are carrying, during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Joha...
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040218- Johannesburg -Devotees are wearing a a cloth tied around their mouths, for they canât speak or complain about the burden they are carrying, during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Joha...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with pierced hooks where they hang various items such brass pots filled with milk called Paal Kodumas, lime anf flowers th...
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040218- Johannesburg - A pierced devotee in front of a four wheel chariot with a statue of Lord Muruga during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a H...
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040218- Johannesburg - Pierced devotees during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, celebrated by the Tamil on the ful...
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040218- Johannesburg - Two devotees next to a four wheel chariot with a statue of Lord Muruga during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu reli...
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040218- Johannesburg - Two pierced devotees in front of a four wheel chariot with a statue of Lord Muruga during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is...
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040218- Johannesburg - an overview of the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, celebrated by the Tamil on the full moon in...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg -A boy holding little cymbals to his ears during Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious festival, celebrated by the Tamil on the ful...
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040218- Johannesburg - While in trance a devotee (L)is trying to carrying the burden of participants during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a...
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040218- Johannesburg - While in trance a devotee (L)is trying to carrying the burden of participants during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg - A girl has brought into a trance, whereafter her face is painted before walking in a procession through the streets, physically carrying her burden (Kavady) during the Thai Poos...
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040218- Johannesburg - Some devotees pierce their bodies whilst in a trance, a form where they bypass their normal human consciousness, whilst others stay completely conscious and pierce on the term ^...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg - A devotee is running while having a four wheel chariot pulling behind her during Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.040218- Johannesburg - After a d...
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040218- Johannesburg - While in trance a devotee is trying to carrying the burden of participants during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hi...
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040218- Johannesburg - A girl has brought into a trance, whereafter her face is painted before walking in a procession through the streets, physically carrying her burden (Kavady) during the Thai Poos...
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040218- Johannesburg - While in trance a devotee (R)is trying to carrying the burden of participants during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a...
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040218- Johannesburg - A devotee is trying to bring a participant into a trance during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thai Poosam Kavady is a Hindu religious fest...
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040218- Johannesburg - After a devotee is brought into trance he is geared up with piercings and body paint that physically symbolizes carrying their burden during the Thai Poosam Kavady Hindu festiva...
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040218- Johannesburg - A girl has brought into a trance, whereafter her face is painted before walking in a procession through the streets, physically carrying her burden (Kavady) during the Thai Poos...
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040218- Johannesburg - Girls who are wearing yellow that represents the sun are carrying a brass pot filled with milk as an offering which is called Paal Kodum during the Thai Poosam Kavady in Johanne...
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040218- Johannesburg - A mother is putting a rose necklace called Pushpa that means progress and success around the neck of her daughter during the Thai Poosam Kavady in Johannesburg. Thai Poosam Kava...