Statue of Murugan

Adrian Evans

Rhyl, United Kingdom

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The Batu Caves are situated thirteen kilometers from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Sacred place for the Hindu’s, a climb of 272 steps to reach the three main caves and a number of smaller ones after. The caves are made of limestone discovered in 1892.

Once a year they celebrate the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves a celebration for the son of Shiva (Subramaniam) with as many as 800,000 devotees attending.

Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighboring Thailand.

HDR: 3 shots +/-2 EV
Canon 5D mk2
Canon EF 24 – 105 mm
Photomatix
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