The ‘Dasavatharam Kavadi’ in Batu Caves

The following ‘kavadi’ was said to be spotted in Batu Caves on 7/2/09. As you can see, regardless whether the person is carrying the kavadi or the kavadi carrying the person, the ‘style’ is somewhat similar to a scene in the movie Dasavatharam as what being depicted by the thumbnail image on the bottom right corner in the first picture. Credit goes to Logan for sending over the following pictures via email.


Just wondering, is our god aware of all this?



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55 Responses for "The ‘Dasavatharam Kavadi’ in Batu Caves"

  1. Avatar sHaNa February 11th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    kamalhasan fan lar tiz.. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
    shame lar…wat kind of kavadi iz tiz???
    god aso wun accept his nethekadhen lar!!!
    our makkalz alwiz copy sum stupid thingz oni!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก
    try 2 do sumthin else whc gv benefit 2 our indian community lar…

  2. Avatar SimgemPuli February 11th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I saw this when i’m helping the charity to serve food..
    One word i can say about this …
    STUPID !!!
    really pissed off when saw this …

  3. Avatar Amiezy February 11th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    OUCH!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  4. Avatar viji February 11th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    WTM. nalla varethe vaile.
    people tadak otak ke?

    they r doin everything for fun. But, the mangsa is people who is around.

    i had a bloody experience.
    This feller, put some kumkum in his mouth and did some irritating noise. padahal, he never cary and kavadi or anything. he passed his kavadee to someone else and he walk so selamba.
    the feller (innocent) holding his kavadi asked his friend ‘dey, epada saamy kudutha kavadi ye vangum’

    i was wondering. this M, taking kaavadi or someone else??

    Some more they just passing around the kavadi.. from in front to behind, behind to infront.

    ‘itheke per yenna nerthi kadana?? if murugan org jahat means aah, sure dah cucuk mata dier.

    ATTENTION SEEKER la all this stupid people.


  5. Avatar REYGAN INDRAN February 11th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    by the way this style in considered not a copied from kamal haasaan or Dasavatharam movie ….. its been done age in many countries special in their festive rituals …( thailand, cambodia , india, some places in africa ) they showed in Discovery channel & NGCHANNEL …special watch program ( TABOO )……so i wont call them stupid or smething … by the way huh …is that any rules in taking kavadi ? even putting flash blink bilink spot lights and using polistrene on a kavadi not a culture …but ppl still do …creative consider ….by the way imagine the pain hangging from a hook …ish ish

  6. Avatar sactyr February 11th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    The less coverage and propaganda shown abt these people, the less these will people will tend to do. It is no more about the god, its more of showing off “Hey look I have better kavadi than yours.”

  7. Avatar Eva February 11th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I have seen this type of kavadi back in 2003 at Pangkor Island (Masi Magam) celebration….Dasavatharam not being filmed yet :)

  8. Avatar Thaipusam 2009 Part 1 « BJ Thoughts… February 11th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    […] Caves – best visited on any day except on Thaipusam. Less crowd and easy parking but a big miss on interesting kavadis. Image source: […]

  9. Avatar indian gal February 11th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I think the MU and Liverpool kavadis in Penang are even worse..

  10. Avatar Logan February 11th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    haha, ya indian gal, saw that in few years back.. MANU kavadi.. my god… god are you watching all this? โ“

  11. Avatar townguy February 11th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    kamal do , got grafics and get money , this divoty do , only got pain and spoil community’s image , hhmmm..

  12. Avatar Durai February 11th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    All this stunts are just for attention seeking.

    Wat a load of crap.

    Now tell me, why are others laughing at our religion? That picture answers.

    ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก

  13. Avatar raCun February 11th, 2009 at 9:36 pm


  14. Avatar breakmx February 11th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    even if the movie sucked…i wouldn’t say that this guy copied it.This has been done before.I’ve seen it before even the movie came out.So this is not based on the movie and it isn’t being stupid if you refer copying is so.Peace

  15. Avatar SEKHAR a.k.a miloice February 12th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    wat hapen 2 our indians

    dun they realize tat al tiz are stupid stuffs!


  16. Avatar justhuman February 12th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†
    Also, I read abt the Penang soccer fans going crazy.. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜†
    Anyways, they got a stern warning from the Temple community later on.. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    Look guys and girls, show your devotion but don’t go overboard…this extreme stuff are just a tad bit over the board… โ“

  17. Avatar k3sh February 12th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    So fuckin’ humiliating..

  18. Avatar inba February 12th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    ive seen it done many yrs b4 in sungai petani…..

  19. Avatar sara February 12th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜† pls respect our culture and religion.

    its all shame on our community

  20. Avatar Theeyes05 February 13th, 2009 at 3:07 am

    kamal wont come and hug him…for this…
    this one worse than the ManU KAvadi at penang!

  21. Avatar vasan February 13th, 2009 at 7:41 am

    did god asked such Kavadi action from him?
    or he simply do something different to get attention? ๐Ÿ˜

  22. Avatar Asha February 13th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    kallai mattum kandal.. ithethan nadakum..

  23. Avatar Nithz February 13th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Well, i have seen this act before & will not blame on copying Dasavatharam. Just wondering if this acts are actually part of the ‘Thaipusam’ or just for the sake of getting attention/fun โžก ..Hmmmmm..God bless all of us !!~

  24. Avatar surenkl February 13th, 2009 at 7:37 pm


    guy’s no need to get pissed over the guy’s as i went and asked a few old uncle’s abt this seem’s that this particular kavadi is called ‘papathi kavadi’ or ‘parakum kavadi’.this particulat kavadi was once famous at pulau pangkor and a few estate.thr is even a song devotional song mentioning the kavadi.let us dont simply judge people before finding the fact’s guy’s….n for man u and liverpool kavadi…stupid fuck’s….it’s temple idiots…

  25. Avatar indian February 14th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    stupid ๐Ÿ˜ก

  26. Avatar indian February 14th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    spoiled the image of hinduism..aku akan sepak dia!!!
    did god ask 4 all this stupid stuff??ah? ๐Ÿ˜ก

  27. Avatar eagle February 14th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Another Indian with stupid mentality. He just want to wayang only. I wonder what he will do next year.

  28. Avatar manu February 15th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Instead of hanging on hooks stuck on his back, he should have put the hooks stuck on his balls and just floated around. That would have been more creative. Maybe he will do this next year. Even then, there will be some people here who will name this kind of act as something kavadi and say it existed for centuries and part of culture and even mentioned in songs!!!
    Come on la people, this guy just showed everyone in Batu Caves what a dumb ass he was!

  29. Avatar happeningbaberocks February 15th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    lack of attention la tat fella….
    next time ask him to just hang his neck..
    kathai kanthal-thaan…

    sis(indian gal)…
    i saw tat mu n liverpool kavadi in newspaper la sis….
    wat u say is correct…
    avanunggalukku, mu n liverpool thaan thunai…
    antha kavadi-ye silap-ah muruganukku eduthuthaangge…
    next time we sponsor them to live mu n liverpool match n ask them 2 do it there… ok va?

  30. Avatar shekar February 16th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    hi guy & gals,
    i see a lots of negative comments here about the guy carrying the “papathi (butterfly) Kavadi. for me he is creative , that he can think and do something different from other people. and may be he feel that’s the best way to do his “nerthi kadan”. don’t simply judge people when you don’t know about him. and bout the MU and LIV kavadi is and creativity. it’s about the paying the “nerthi kadan” even their kavadi decorated like MU and LIV. some people asking is the god the god ask for that? definetely not. i want to ask you u guys something, is the god ask to pray, go to temple , celebrate our religion festival? the answer definetly NO. why we do it, because it we belive we can get a better life. so it’s our own interest how we wanna do it. if you don’t like their way, give a comment how to improve the way of doing it. don’t simply say it sucks, you wanna kick is ass and other stupid and not matured comments. don’t let another indian/tamilan down. come on guys and gals we have be together to build our comunity stronger. valaga indian/tamilan ๐Ÿ˜ :smile:

  31. Avatar kunDek!!!! February 16th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    wat the hell ah this guy!!!!!
    it hurts dasavataram muve…
    if kamal c ah sure he wil die!!!!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜›

  32. Avatar *shinie* February 16th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    god asked for diz izit?? ๐Ÿ˜ก huh??diz is y indianz r gettin bad name..n no one r respectin us day by day..kadavule..ithelam thevaiya?? ๐Ÿ˜ก

  33. Avatar ass kickin bulldozer February 16th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    All of u condemin this guy due to the stunt done by kamal in his movie….evn wat kamal did was jus a mere graphics….wat if kamal nvr done this in his movie…or nvr cm out at all in any movies….sure all will be sayin tis is an unique kavadi in this century….coz if u ask ur grandfolks, they will tell u dat such kavadi does exist those days and it was not quite active for few years…..mayb those who condemin this guy merely from CITIES (so called) and dnt wanna accept the history….guys u r the one who need to change your mindset…dnt judge tis guy jus coz of that movie….get sm facts before condemin sm1 la….dnt asik shok pakai tembak je….boooo…..i shall laugh on u guys….wekewekeweke

  34. Avatar manu February 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    We change our mindset??? What for? These guys will be coming up with such stupid childish ideas and we must change OUR mindset??? ๐Ÿ˜ก

  35. Avatar T.Viknes February 17th, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Hi :-) be cool giving yr comment, u can’t change anything.So lets do something to educate our indian community in malaysia about our culture and religion wit a topic “why and how to celebrate an event” I feel the most effective action is by TV program. Especially Astro can play a very major role on this matter wit help from experts. Everybody will benefit from it. So start request to astro by mail. :mrgreen:

  36. Avatar ass kickin bulldozer February 17th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    by the way i hvnt seen the EPL kavadi by myslf….if its realy true than i agree wth u sayin its a stupid childish idea……but its unfair to tell this kavadi jus coz it cm out in a movie……..i even heard my fren sayin dat he saw carlberg logo on kavadi in penang….hahaha wat nxt…..

  37. Avatar shan February 17th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    This is not creativity. This is mockery!!!

    These guys are insulting our faith, culture and age old tradition.

    You can never see a decent looking Indian guy doing all these sick stunts. A true Hindu will never take such attention seeking kavadis. The guys who do this are usually some slum porikis who only do this to show off. No matter how hard we Indians work to get a good name in this country, there will be some Indian monkeys to spoil our name and make us a laughing stock among the other races.

  38. Avatar muni February 17th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I was born in Pulau Pangkor and studied in Setiawan till 18. I have been to almost all temple festivals in Pangkor and Setiawan. I wonder how come I have never seen or even heard of this papathi or parrakum kavadi before. Somebody even said this originated from Pangkor!! Somebody got the facts wrong.

  39. Avatar Used To Be FAN February 19th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก

    I think this post is too long , here….

    Im tired of waiting for your new post….

    If you are not posting anything, Im afraid you gonna lost visitors,

    TCARE !

  40. Avatar Hanuman February 19th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    theres no point blaming him, thats his way of showing his bakhthi to god.he didnt do or commit any crime and he din go around n make peoples live hell….he is just trying to do sumthng different to god. but he shud be blamed for the mess he did with his huge kavadi at the entrance.. i think he might acted abit immature but overall he didnt commit any crime and its definitely not a shame to the Indian community because this way has been practiced in our religion since ages back.

  41. Avatar rose February 19th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    nice pose

  42. Avatar Silent Killer February 20th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Haiyoooo really stupid guy lah follow kamalhassan action alll… he try 2 do the fool in thaipusam… bcoz of idiotz like tis hinduz religion name get spoil lah… wei makkez betta shoot tis guy if seen anywhr… ๐Ÿ˜ก

  43. Avatar nathan February 21st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    hi makkez….

    past 4 years i going to Pangkor Island for Masi Magam festival and saw few parrakum kavadi take by indian bro and chinese bor.those want to see parrakum kavadi…can go to pangkor island next month(9th march) for MASI MAGAM festival.

  44. Avatar surenkl February 21st, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    nathan bro- if possible bring muni together,it seem’s tat he was born at pangkor and raised up in setiawan but never heard or seen parukkum kavadi…n tell him it’s not originated at pangkor but its famous at pangkor…. ๐Ÿ˜†

  45. Avatar Makkez February 21st, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    To those who went berserk, please re-read my post again as I had never mentioned him COPYING THE STYLE of Kamal in the movie Dasavatharam. In fact, his stunt was SIMILAR TO THAT particular scene in that movie.

    As for those who blamed him for copying, no comments. Even I have seen the exact same style being carried during a festival/ritual in Thailand. But only the god knows the history of this so-called ‘papathi kavadi’.

  46. Avatar muni February 23rd, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    surenkl, I don’t need to go to Pangkor to see this kavadi. Just reading about it makes me sick already!!! Maybe you can go on a nationwide tour starting from next year’s Thaipusam carrying the same kavadi and tell our Indian makkals about the existence of this great wonderful soul inspiring kavadi!!!

  47. Avatar dharshiny March 1st, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    just ask ourself….does this all represent to god or they just want to boost themselves n show people how great they are…its just ….hmmmm…
    nothing to say but if u ask me good n holyheart is the only great thanks giving to god…

  48. Avatar dhasan March 1st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Hi all.

    I cannot say this is creativity. All this is just to show off themselves and be popular for awhile. Nothing more. A truly holy person does not need to do such stunts like these. Feeling the presence of God in the heart and doing good to everyone around us is more than enough.

  49. Avatar Samurai June 18th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ก Indians getting Worst now days……. Worst then Agoras……… ๐Ÿ˜ก

  50. Avatar calista June 27th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    hello every one ….the one who carry flaying kavadi is my brother…he is doing dis kavadia sinces 2004 : ๐Ÿ˜ not after dasavatharam……
    so guys mind your words….

    cakap senang… lar u orang………..
    thank ๐Ÿ˜ก

  51. Avatar U.Chandi October 28th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    this one i heard from the oldies. I call it ‘Superman Kavadi’. Its banned in Singapore & India.

  52. Avatar badboy January 21st, 2010 at 12:33 am

    i do no wat 2 tell :roll:

    but i now the man is not stupid

    but this had spoiled our religion image

  53. Avatar VIKNAES January 26th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    ha ha haa.good joke.gud action king.
    Very funny.dunno wat to say to all this makkal.lord murugan not only accept this this of kavadiโ€™sโ€ฆโ€ฆ..but he also accept even if we do anything in simple way.tat is the devotees wish how they want to perform to lord murugan.
    **pls before do anything understand our ritual ,our religion,n etc.n as I knew got few types..
    1.paal kavadi
    2.puspha kavadi
    3.pannir kavadi
    4.sarpa kavadi
    5.macha kavadi
    Butโ€ฆโ€ฆ..i donno got SARKAS / circus kavadi or not.not only this one.i want to mention also about some devotee who do lord AIya samy (smoking,drinking alcohol,bit in sattai n etc).
    I think they think their self that โ€˜this is chance a year to show off who they are. ๐Ÿ˜ก

  54. Avatar VIKNAES January 26th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    this thaipusam on the way ready………c la apa aksi mereka nak tunjukkkkkkkk

  55. Avatar VIKNAES January 26th, 2010 at 1:52 pm



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