Batu Caves Lord Murugan Statute/thaipusam

@yugasini (12816)
Anantapur, India
November 22, 2010 10:46am CST
hi mylot friends, Batu Caves are located nearly at distance of 13 kms from Kuala Lumpur ,the Capital city of Malaysia,Batu Caves is lime stone hills,which contains a series of hills and temples,the Batu caves is one of the famous and most popular Hindu God Sri Subramanyaswamy (Lord Murugan) out side India ,It is the focal point of Malaysian Hindu festival of Thaipusam The worlds Tallest statute of lord Subramanya swamy (lord Murugan) out side of India,the Statute is standing at 42.7 metre(140,9 feet) High,a Hindu God,which is located outside of Batu caves,near the capital city of Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia,the statute which cost nearly 6 million US dollars,is made up of 1550 cubic metres of Cement concrete,and used 250 tonnes of Steel bars and nearly 300 ltrs of Gold paint , supplied from Thailand a neighbor country Thaipusam, on Thaipusam the large procession of devotee of Lord Muruga start from early hours of the morning from the Lord Mahamariamman Temple,Kulua Lumpur to leading up to Batu caves is as a religius procession to Lord Muruga ,which takes nearly 8 hours to reach the Batu caves,Devotees carry milk in the containers of polished bronz and brass with ash lines on the containers,to offer the milk to lord sri Subramanyaswamy (lord Murugan,some devotees carry the containers with hands on the head or some devotee with a big decorated Kavadis on their shoulders,the same Thaipusam festival is performed at Palani ,Tiruthani and other prominent places of Lord Sri Subramanyaswamy temples(Lord Murugan Temples of Tamilnadu and near by Tamilnadu
2 responses
• United States
22 Nov 10
Thank you for sharing some of the tradition you have. I was wondering if the milk is poured out before the god, or if it is left there in the containers? I guess I just wondered what would happen to all the brass if they left them there...is this a yearly event? What is its purpose? (like to receive blessing or prosperity?)
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
24 Nov 10
hi macdingolinger, thanks for the response,pouring milk,honey,Sandal wood liquid on the idles on gods in India is common,in some temples daily the same performance will be done and in some temples once in week that performance will be done,the performance called as "Abhishekam" for for Lord Saneswar ,mostly Gingely oil will be poured on the idle,the oil coming out will be connected to the drain,have a nice day
@maximax8 (27943)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 10
I visited Malaysia when I was 21 years old. I was on my trip around the world. I went to Kuala Lumpur however I didn't go the Batu Caves. They sound really beautiful and interesting caves. I am fascinated by religious ideas. I hope that some My Lot members have the chance to go there. Have you visited any other caves in the world? I went to the ATM caves in Belize. had to swim into the cave, do much climbing and be careful not to tread on any of the Mayan pottery. It was an amazing experience. I have been to some beautiful caves in the Blue Mountains region of Australia.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
22 Nov 10
hi maximax, thanks for the response,i know that you have already visited Malaysia,in early age itself,really you are lucky,i too wish to travel all over the world and know all about the countries,but due to finance i could not travel all places,i have visited Singapore,Thailand and Maldives only,next year i am planning to visit Malaysia,there i can visit Batu caves with some my mylot friends if any body become my host,have a nice day