Item 2019-046/001(03) - Kavadi : hanging from pillars

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Kavadi : hanging from pillars

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2019-046/001(03)

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  • 2003 (Creation)

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1 video file (58 sec. ; 0.204 GB) : MOV, col., sd.

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Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "At nine-year-olds, Abhirami Balanchandran visits Sri Lanka for two months with her family for the second time. Here her and her family join several other Tamils come to witness Thuku Kavadi] where a person’s back is pierced with hooks hanging from a pillar, with no harness or anything else holding them up. It looks like you're flying. Abhi recalls asking her mom, ‘How do they do that?’ and her mom told her people train for months with such deep meditation that they transcend pain from their bodies. Sometimes they are suspended for as long as two hours. This ritual is also a part of the ceremonial festival Thaipusam for Murugan, the God of War."

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2019/12/20 KCP. Created.

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  • English

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