An estimated million people is expected to throng Georgetown this weekend for the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Penang.
Thaispusam which falls on Saturday will see devotees carrying various forms of kavadi in gratitude for vows fulfilled.
Devotees prepare for the celebration by cleansing themselves through prayers and fasting.
Kavadi bearers have to perform elaborate ceremonies at the time of assuming the kavadi and at the time of offering it to Lord Murugan.
Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist