Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Considered one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Cathedral Cave, the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves is a houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples which is the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings. Visitors can scale 272 steps to access the caves and as you ascend the steps a multitude of cheeky and bold long tailed-macaque monkeys will dog your footsteps. Thaipusam, one of the most important annual Hindu events, draws thousands of the curious and devout to the Batu Caves in Malaysia. This festival happens in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar, usually around the end of January. The colorful festival sees people flocking to the area carrying kavadis which are wooden poles vibrantly decorated and carried on the shoulders by devotees. Kavadis consist of offerings to Hindu gods and act as a fulfillment to Hindu vows. When seeing them for the first time they make a lasting impression as the devotees pierce their bodies with needles and hooks to hold the kavadis in place.
There is a procession which leads to the Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur Sri Mariamman Temple hosts on the evening before the Thaipusam festival. Here the Hindus do their penance believing that this will draw favors from the Gods. Most women carry silver jugs brimming with milk on their heads and some are pierced through their tongues and cheeks. The kavadis are hooked onto the devotees and some use limes, coconuts or oranges. This is really quite a sensational sight to see! More often than not a group of relatives accompany the kavadi bearers in a parade while singing songs, dancing and playing instruments such as the flute and drums. When they arrive at the Batu Caves Malaysia Swamis then remove the hooks and spears completing the vow.
Outside of the Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur displays the most southerly lying outcrop of limestone in the northern hemisphere. At the Batu Caves Malaysia hosts an abundance of wildlife both inside and outside the area. Upon approaching during your Malaysia holidays the 272 stairs leading up to the entrance of the Batu Caves will leave you in awe. Once inside the main cave, which is the largest and called Temple or Cathedral Cave, you’ll see a shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam. Inside the Batu Caves tourists can see a gallery filled with wall paintings and clay figures that depict figures and scenes in Hindu mythology.
We personally recommended a trip to Batu Caves as part of your holidays list to remember.A trip to Batu Cave will definetely will be a good memories and it has to visit by every single tourits to Malaysia “ Truly Asia” because it will show you that Malaysia is multi racional country,many different color,religions and etchic.

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