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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer during the Thaipusam festival of 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a Thaipusam procession in 1976. A few Kavadi bearers are followed closely by Hindu devotees including women and children, walking along the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. A Kavadi bearer is seen with the rest of the devotees following closely behind. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. A Kavadi bearer is surrounded by devotees and a girl is seen watching the procession from the second-storey window of a shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a front view of a Kavadi bearer in the Thaipusam road procession of 1976. A few men devotees are walking beside him and the women devotees are following closely behind. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tank Road, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a crowd of people gathering outside the entrance to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road during Thaipusam. There are police officers standing in line separating the crowd from incoming traffic. Teochew Building can be seen further along the road after the overhead bridge. Title devised by Library...
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer in the Thaipusam road procession of 1976. He is flanked by a few women devotees and several children. A police officer is seen following closely behind. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam at the Chettiars Temple [2]

    Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows devotees walking with the kavadi bearer in a procession during Thaipusam. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam at the Chettiars Temple [3]

    Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows a kavadi bearer surrounded by devotees, onlookers and tourists alike in a procession during Thaipusam. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam at the Chettiars Temple [4]

    Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows a close-up view of the back of a kavadi bearer in a procession during Thaipusam. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam at the Chettiars Temple [1]

    Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows devotees celebrating Thaipusam at Sri Thendayuthapani Temple or better known as Chettiars' Temple or Tank Road temple. Tourists and policemen are also seen at the temple with three men standing at the right entrance post to get a better view. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam at the Chettiars Temple [5]

    Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows a kavadi bearer in a procession with devotees walking along with him during Thaipusam festival. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows kavadis being carried by members of the Chettiar Community, outside the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown, one day prior to Thaipusam. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during a full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). The kavadi comes in...