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  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a front view of a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. A Kavadi bearer is followed closely by Hindu devotees. In the background, a few curious bystanders watch the procession from the side. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. A Hindu man is seen stepping briskly on the hot coal. A trench filled with milk is seen on the right for the devotees to dip their feet after their firewalking. Title devised...
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Hindu male devotee taking part in a Hindu procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. He has a short skewer across his mouth and another skewer through his tongue, along with a few other devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer at a Thaipusam road procession in 1976, surrounded by devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Procession at Sri Mariamman Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a procession at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A group of Hindu men are carrying wooden platforms on which seat statues of Hindu gods. A number of devotees watch the procession from the corridor at the second level and the...
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer in a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. Three Hindu men are briskly walking on the hot coal pit. Excited spectators watch from behind the barriers, while a few photographers are seen near the milk trench. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a front view of a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. Leading the procession are two participants carrying Hindu idols. Behind them and partially hidden is the Kavadi bearer. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sri Mariamman Temple interior, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an interior view of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A priest is at the altar and a few devotees are seen queuing in front of him. There are images and statues of deities inside the temple, and more devotees at the background. Title...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu man playing the ekkalam, an ethnic trumpet, in a Chettiars' Temple taken between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a front view of a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. A Kavadi bearer is surrounded by Hindu devotees including women and children who are following closely behind. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a Thaipusam procession outside the Chettiars' Temple in 1976. The temple's grounds is packed with a crowd, comprising both Hindu worshippers and spectators, spilling to the roadside. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer in the Thaipusam road procession in 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. A devotee is seen running on the hot coal pit carrying branches of leaves, while excited spectators watch from behind the barriers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a rear view of a Thaipusam road procession in 1976, as it makes its way from Serangoon Road towards Selegie Road. The Kavadi bearers are surrounded by Hindu devotees. Ellison Building, with its dome, can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a view of the Thaipusam procession on Tank Road outside the Chettiars' Temple in 1976 . It shows a devotee with pierced mouth walking in front of a Kavadi bearer, surrounded by the crowd. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu procession along a road flanked by shophouses on each side, taken between 1974 and 1976. Police officers can be seen walking alongside the huge crowd of devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the Sri Mariamman temple. It shows a priest and a devotee seemingly in preparation for the firewalking. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer during the Thaipusam festival of 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Procession at Sri Mariamman Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a procession at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A group of Hindu men are carrying two large platforms on which seat statues of Hindu gods and deities. Women and children are seen in the background, watching the procession from the...
  • 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...
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu road procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. Leading the procession are mostly bare-torso men with garlands around their neck. The procession is moving against the flow of traffic and police officers can be seen managing the incoming traffic and the crowd. Title devised by Library...
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a rear view of a Thaipusam procession at a temple in 1976. Devotees comprising Hindu men and women are crowding around a Kavadi bearer who is partially hidden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Hindu ceremony at a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a priest standing at the altar, leading the ceremony before a packed congregation of devotees. Title devised by Library staff.