AsiaStoryKavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai by Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam or carrying the burden and piercings to inflict pain is a ritual traditionally observed by the people of the state of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora around the world. It can be seen during the Thaaipusam festival in certain ghettos of Mumbai where people
24177 min

CALL FOR ENTRIES 09

DEADLINE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019
HoursMinutesSeconds

Kavadi Aatam or carrying the burden and piercings to inflict pain is a ritual traditionally observed by the people of the state of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora around the world.

It can be seen during the Thaaipusam festival  (usually in January) in certain ghettos of Mumbai where people, usually the working class Tamilians, from Tamil Nadu dominate. In the suburb of Malad is a small enclave with mostly working class population called Kanchpada.

It is a small bit of interior Tamil Nadu transplanted to the metropolis called Mumbai. The people of Kanchpada (Glass Settlement in the local language, Marathi) maintain strong connections to their place of origin as well as between themselves. This helps to preserve rituals, celebrations and this observance acts as a cohesive force among them. While it could make any viewer cringe, for the people inflicting pain, it is atonement and even thanksgiving to the traditional deity. It is also a community event used to bring everyone close to each other and preserve their common identity. These images help a community that is lost in a melting pot of hundreds of cultures called Mumbai to express their unique identity. [Story Writing Creadit for Author: Slogan Murugan (Gopal MS)] [Photography By: Uday tadphale]

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale

Kavadi Aatam of the Tamil Diaspora in Mumbai | Uday Tadphale



Legal Note: The photographer attest that have full authorization to give consent to the publication of these photos or project and have the authorization and permissions of third parties. Guarantees that you have all the necessary communications of property and you have obtained all the necessary authorizations for any property, buildings, architecture, structures or sculptures appearing in your photographs.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/blackwhite_300x250-1.jpg

The Essential Guide has been created specifically to help you bring the timeless art of black and white photography to the modern science within your camera.

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow efficient, powerful, and simple.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PH5.jpg

Get instant access to over 120 in-depth tutorials for all skill levels, the ability to stream anywhere from any mobile device, and access to our exclusive library.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Landscape-and-Nature-dPS-Photography-Course-300x250.jpg

Landscape photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ta1.jpg

Latest Stories

DODHO MAGAZINE
* We hate spam and never share your details.
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Magazine: contact@dodho.com
Submission: submission@dodho.com
Management: management@dodho.com
Advertising: advertising@dodho.com
08008 - BARCELONA