A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 21, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Hindu devotees in Malaysia gather in thousands for Thaipusam festival

  • Thousands of devotees, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to express their devotion, gathered in temples across the country to mark the occasion
  • Prior to the festival, devotees will typically hold daily prayer sessions, abstain from sex, refrain from cutting their hair and stick to a strict vegetarian diet
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A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced during Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 21, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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