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Act 1

A devotee goes through a process of ablution, cleansing his body under the prepared showers by the Gombak River. It is symbolic of the holy Ganga.

 

Days prior to this, he would have observed a set of rituals including fasting, keeping to a regimented diet, prayers and celibacy.

 

On Thaipusam, the final acts of purification begins; his head is shorn clean, and the prayer path to the temple will then begin.

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Taken on February 8, 2009