Sumatra, Indonesia page 2
photographs by Avena Matondang
Sumatra, Tamil-Hindu, body piercing
Body piercing ritual among the
Tamil-HIndu known as Pangguni Uttiram
image 1
Sumatra, Shri Mariamman Temple, binjai, Tamil, Hindu
Shri Mariamman Temple, Binjai.
Tamil-oldest Hindu temple in North
Sumatra, was established in 1894
Sumatra, Tamil-Hindu ritual of Maha PujaThaipusam
Prayer for food as part of the
Tamil-Hindu ritual of Maha Puja
Thaipusam
Sumatra, procession of statues of gods during the Tamil-Hindy celebration of Thaipusam
Procession of statues of the gods
during the Tamil-Hindu celebration of
Thaipusam
Sumatra, golden carriage procession, Tamil-Hindu celebration of Thaipusam
Tying the mark (headband) as a sign
to begin the golden carriage
procession as part of the Tamil-Hindu
celebration of Thaipusam
Sumatra, Tamil-Hindu temple, Kargem Pusari
Pinandita / Kargem Pusari (leader of
the temple in Tamil-Hindu known as
Kargem Pusari)
Pinandita / Kargem Pusari prayed by
the temple for the ritual went well
Sumatra, Tamil_Hindu, body piercing
Body piercing ritual among the
Tamil-HIndu known as Pangguni Uttiram
image 2
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Photos from Maha Kumbhabisegam (a ritual for temple cleaning) at Sri
Raja Rajesweri Amman Koil, at Padang Cermin, Langkat - North Sumatra.
ritual preparation of Maha Kumbhabisegam,Sumatra,Indonesia
Symbol of gods,Sumatra,Indonesia
ritual prayer before Maha Kumbhabisegam,Sumatra,Indonesia
Murugan statue,Padang Cermin,Langkat,Sumatra,Indonesia
Reliefs on the walls of Sri Raja Rajesweri Amman Koil,Sumatra,Indonesia
Coconut offerings for the temple consecration,Sumatra,Indonesia
People in Sri Raja Rajesweri Amman Koil,Padang Cermin,Langkat,Sumatra,Indonesia
coconut and holy water,Sumatra,Indonesia
musician playing a Nagaswaram,Sumatra,Indonesia
Symbol of Gods
ritual preparation of Maha
Kumbhabisegam
ritual prayer before Maha Kumbhabisegam
crowd of people in Sri Raja Rajesweri
Amman Koil, Padang Cermin,Langkat
North Sumatra
Carrying coconut and holy water
Murugan statue in the world's
second tallest, Padang
Cermin Langkat North Sumatra
Coconut offerings for the temple
consecration event
Reliefs on the walls of Sri Raja
Rajesweri Amman Koil
Musician playing a Nagaswaram
(traditional flute from India)