Devotees carrying pots of milk for offering to god arrive at the Kallumalai Murugan Temple in Ipoh, Malaysia, during the Thaipusam Festival, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Photo by Sang Tan)
A devotee row along the ground into the Kallumalai Murugan Temple in Ipoh, Malaysia, during the Thaipusam Festival, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Photo by Sang Tan)

A devotee with sticks pieced through his mouth carrying a kavadi dances in front of the Kallumalai Murugan Temple in Ipoh, Malaysia, during the Thaipusam Festival, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (Photo by Sang Tan)