Friday, August 14, 2009

'Thookku kaavady', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The 'thookku kaavady' is a variation of the 'kaavady', performed in Hindu temple processions in Sri Lanka. The devotee is suspended by fish-hooks attached to the back of his trunk, thighs and legs, from a beam mounted on a lorry. The devotee is made to swing to and from while suspended from the beam. This lorry takes part in a procession covering about three Kilometers. I took this photo at Avissawella on 6/8/2009.