This Movie is no longer available here.

Request Online Screening

Impressions of Thaipusam| 16mins
Director: Julienne Rathore | Producer: Savagestudio
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Norway
Subject Tags: asia, belief, community, consciousness, malaysia, religion
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Thaipusam honours Lord Muruga and coincides with the full moon at the end of January and beginning of February. Lord Muruga was the youngest son of Lord Shiva. He is worshiped by Indians in southern India, especially Tamil Nadu, for driving evil out of the world using the Divine Lance. The Thaipusam celebrations carried out by the Malaysian Tamil community have become the largest in the world, attracting over 1 million devotees in the capital Kuala Lumpur. There is no bloodshed during the ritual piercing, nor is there any pain. The devotees overcome pain by cleansing themselves with prayer and fasting for the preceding month, and focusing the mind on spirituality and liberation from worldly desires at the time of offering. This allows them to enter into the state of trance necessary to allow their bodies to be pierced.

Send funds to team of this film/project:
NOTE: 100% of your funds are sent directly from here.

Contact/inquire about this film-project:


This storyteller has yet to share/set a wallet for the direct fund transfers.

Shall we send an email request on your behalf?

Human Life:
Human Community:
Human Exploration:

The online film archive supports schools, universities, NGOs and other civil-service organizations across the globe on the principle of gift-economy. Watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more) and promote filmmakers. Join this community of soulful storytellers from myriad cultures, in their mission to promote global consciousness. Empower their willful hearts, who see the future to be united and harmonious, who aspire for the wellbeing of all. Support learning about the ‘self’, culture, nature and the eternal soul – the evolution of life.
Support the humanity in the process of becoming ‘that’...

© 2023 Culture Unplugged. Serving Since 2007.
Promoting our collective consciousness through stories from across the planet!

Consciousness Matters!