And you thought the holidays were over? It's time for the Thaipusam festival in Malaysia. A Hindu devotee wearing tiny jars of milk makes his way to a temple in Batu Caves, outside the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The tiny jars are suspended from hooks in his skin.
Fetsival participants believe pain pleases the gods, and the arduous journey to the temple comes after months of fasting and abstinence honoring the goddess Pavarthi for giving her son an invincible lance to destroy demons.