Golden statue of Lord Murugan

ApeArt

BAWDRIP, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

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I think when you first look at this pic you don’t take in the magnitude of the statue. Then you spot the little people at the bottom and realise that it is in fact 50m high!

The most famous cave temple in Malaysia is the Batu Caves complex, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

There are a series of Hindu temple caves, the most famous being the Temple or Cathedral Cave where the annual Thaipusam festival is held. The first temple, the Sri Subramaniam Swamy was established in 1891, and is dedicated to Lord Muragan, also known as Subramaniam.

A flight of 272 steps lead up to the cave. The cave is one vast chamber and goes through to a huge skylight at the far side. The first Thaipusam was held in 1892, and today attracts some 800,000 people. It is a festival of penance for Hindu devotess, who carry kavadis and put spears though their cheeks and tongue, and hooks in their back. It is a combination of devout fervour, supreme sacrifice and thanks-giving.
It is held annually on the night of the full moon during the tenth Hindu month of Thai, which falls between January 14th and February 14th.

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