A baby in safe hands as the crowd swells. Devotees are seen heading
out after having the back of their shirts stamped by the medium
after crossing the lucky 'gateway' (in background).
A skewer bearer sits patiently while waiting for the procession to begin. Notice how the skewers are pierced through the bearer's cheeks.
Devotees stand at the end of the skewers to avoid injury to passers by as the ends are sharp.