||Kaavadi is a celebration in honor of Lord Subramanya. Devotees fulfill pledges to God by going on pilgrimage to the Temples of Lord Subramanya. Some walk for great distances carrying milk, or panagam (a sweet drink dear to Lord Muruga). Other pilgrims carry kaavadis (arches adorned with peacock feathers) balanced on their shoulders. These kaavadis are excellent conductors of spiritual energy. Sometimes for this ceremony devotees may put spears through their bodies as a way of penance and transcendence. Very often pilgrims swoon, or go into trances and predict the future. (July 23 th, 2023).
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