Life in TransitA Digital Nomad in Asia

272 Steps of Penance

- Crowds swarm the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the Thaipusam celebrations.



- The crowd at the foot of the Batu Caves.



- A devotee carrying a Kavadi



- Not happy about having to shave his head.



- Pilgrimage from Sungai Batu to the Batu Caves.



- A devotee focused on her pilgrimage up the stairs to the Batu Caves.



- Dashratha Naidu gets help from his entourage as he navigates the last flight of stairs in the Batu Caves.



- Tired and resting mid-climb.



- A devotee anoints a 'priest' with coconut milk.



- Someone who seemed like a priest blesses some devotees.



- He waved his hand at the ground as she screeched like a monkey, as if banishing some evil from her.



- A man sits by a fire surrounded by garbage.



- Vow of silence.



- Tired after a long day's pilgrimage.



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