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Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

This photograph shows an interior view of the Sri Mariamman temple in 1975, where a Theemithi firewalking festival is held. It shows a penance ritual involving the use of the chaattai (whip) tied to the firewalkers' wrists. Another devotee with pierced chest and back is seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.

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All rights reserved. National Library Board Singapore, 2020


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