Thursday, September 30, 2010

Look, A Golden Statue

I love the Batu Caves with the towering golden statue.

The place is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. In 2007, the festival attracted more than 1.5 million pilgrims, making it one of the largest gatherings in history.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. The entrance, with the Murugan golden statue towering at 42.7 m high, was built in 1891 at Gombak district, Selangor.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Holiday in September

Malaysia Day is only celebrated in the state of Sabah on 16 September to commemorate the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

This photo was taken by me at the Batu caves which is actually a pilgrimage site.

The Batu Caves site serves as the focus of the Hindu community's yearly Thaipusam (Tamil festival). It has become a pilgrimage site for Malaysian Hindus and even Hindus from other countries like India, Australia and Singapore.
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