Pics: London West Ealing Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple Chariot Procession for Thaipusam

Thaipusam DEVOTEES PAID TRIBUTE TO LORD MURUGAN BY CARRYING POTS OF MILK, PIERCING MOUTHS AND ROLLING ON TARMAC ON LONDON UXBRIDGE ROAD Thousands of Hindu devotees from Sri Lanka and India participated in the chariot procession for annual Thaipusam Festival organised by West Ealing’s Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple on Sunday, August 14th. Devotees rolled bare on Uxbridge road (shayana pradakshanam), carried pots of milk on heads and pierced spears (vel) around mouths to pay tribute to Lord Murugan. Thaipusam festival marks the victory of legendary Lord Muguran against demon Soorapadam. The…

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That’s how we roll! Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for chariot procession

Thousands of people flocked to London for one of the most colourful events of the calendar year. The annual festival saw a celebration of Hindu culture take over west Ealing, culminating in a chariot procession through the London borough. It is one of the biggest events of the year in the area with around 10,000 thought to have attended from all over Europe. Scroll down for video  Organised by the Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Temple, the festival commemorates the legend of the Hindu god of war, Murugan, and his defeat of…

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Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for chariot procession

Around 10,000 people turned out for annual Hindu chariot festival in west Ealing, London It is one of the biggest events of the year in the area and features a chariot procession through the streets The festival honours the Hindu god of war Murugan’s victory over a demon using a special ‘vel’ spear Those involved carry out act of devotion such as carrying pots of milk on their heads or having piercings  Thousands of people flocked to London for one of the most colourful events of the calendar year. The…

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FANTASTIC FESTIVAL Thousands of Hindu devotees gather in West London for amazing chariot procession

DEDICATED devotees go through the pain barrier to honour their gods THOUSANDS of people flocked to the capital on Sunday for one of the most colourful and exciting events on the religious calendar. The annual celebration of Hindu culture took over west Ealing peaking in a startling and shocking chariot procession through the bustling London borough. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 The festival attracts thousands of Hindu devotees to West Ealing from all over the world AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Devotees have hooks inserted into the skin of their backs before pulling a chariot AP:ASSOCIATED…

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