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Batu Caves In Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves In Kuala Lumpur

A home for Lord Murugan away from the Himalayas

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Batu Cave Temple, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Batu Caves is a series of caves in the limestone hill that takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Stone River) which flows past the hill. One of the most famous and frequently visited Hindu shrines in Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, also known as Kartikeya (the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati). This cave has four main attractions: Temple Cave, Cave Villa, Dark Cave, and Ramayana Cave. The most famous cave is the Temple Cave that houses many Hindu Shrines under its High Vaulted Ceiling and is the largest cave in the limestone hill.

History of Batu Caves:

According to its history, the caves were used by the local Temuan people as shelter and in 1860 it was the Chinese settlers that excavated guano for fertilizing their crops. The Limestone hills were recorded by the colonial officials Syers and Naturalist William Hornaday in 1878. The limestone formations are said to be as much as 400 million years old and it was the Vel shaped entrance of the main cave that inspired the Indian trader, K. Thamboosamy Pillai to install the idol of Lord Murugan in the now ‘Temple Cave’ in 1890. At the entrance of the Batu Caves Temple stands the 140 ft. statue of Lord Murugan, the tallest statue in the world dedicated to the deity, erected during the year of 2006. Batu Caves is now one of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world.

Festival of Thaipusam:

The Batu Caves Temple is the main site of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a festival important to the Tamil population of Asia celebrated since 1892 at this holy site, attracting thousands of visitors every year. During this festival, some devotees choose to pierce their bodies in lieu of an act of penance. Though, the festival often held at the end of the January month, its procession begins one evening before the festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. And, the entire celebration of this colorful event lasts for around eight hours.  

Batu Caves is a limestone formation of three major caves and a number of other smaller caves. Formatted around 400 million years ago by limestone formations, these caves are said to be an important religious landmark by the Hindus. This is amongst the top-notch attractions in Malaysia, especially for the Indian tourists.

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    What is the dress code for visiting the temple?

     

    To pay respect to the place of worship as well as the worshippers, one must wear decent clothes in the temple premises. One must wear a sarong and a sash also.

    Can I wear shorts to Batu Caves?

    Since Batu Caves is a place of worship, it is advisable not to wear shorts, short skirts, or even low cut tops.

    What type of monkeys can be found at Batu Caves?

    During a visit to Batu Caves, one can get acquainted with the long-tailed macaques, also referred as Batu Caves monkeys, which are a frequent sight at this temple of Malaysia.   

    Is clicking photographs allowed?

     

    Yes. Tourists are allowed to take pictures.

    Any other things I must know?

    You absolutely cannot bring food with you while climbing the steps as it sets you up for a rather unpleasant date with the monkeys. The caves are a no smoking area and you’re also not allowed to spit. Pets are not allowed at the caves. And in case you feel like answering the call of nature, you better bring your own toilet paper. 



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