Enjoy the colour and drama of India’s festive pageantry
Thai Pusam, Tamil Nadu
This festival usually takes place in the temples dedicated to the Kartikeya or Mariamman. Kavadi Attam dance is performed by the devotees during the festival. The Kavadi, a semicircular decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod, is carried by the devotees to the temple. Many other acts of penance, such as walking in burning coal, are performed.