Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hindu grandeur in Batu Caves, Malaysia


Batu Caves is a popular tourist area in Malaysia. The complex mix of ancient caves and Hindu temples which are located in the stunning complex of limestone crest of the hill, about 13km from Kuala Lumpur. There are three main caves there, but the biggest, most magnificent and most popular is the Temple Cave is a place to worship the god Murugan.

Temple complex in Batu Caves area is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. To arrive at the court of the temple and enjoy the splendor of the cave and temple ornaments are beautiful, you have to climb the ladder as high as nearly 100 meters consisting of 272 steps.

But the beauty of Batu Caves complex is not only monopolized by the caves with amazing temples up there. At the foot of the hill, at the court of the cave, there is a golden statue of Lord Murugan a heroic welcome by every tourist who want to visit it. Tall statue of the great god of 42.7 meters is one of the highest and most impressive statue in the world.

Besides the statue of Lord Murugan, you can also look around the temple is decorated statues of gods and goddesses as well as paintings and reliefs that tell wonderful stories of Hinduism, such as the Ramayana and Lord Murugan, the god of the sacred in areas such as South India, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. If interested in learning more and more about the history of the Batu Caves this story, you can utilize the audio tour that has been provided by the managers of tourist attractions.

Besides popular as a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Batu Caves is also a popular place for climbing, with over 160 points scattered around the cave area is offered for interested persons. In this case you do not need to have extensive knowledge and experience as most of the climbing is climbing friendly terrain.

To enjoy the charm of temples and sacred caves in Malaysia, you can take advantage of public transportation such as bus or taxi from Kuala Lumpur, or for a more efficient selection and perfect, take advantage of the train routes that depart from Central Station.

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