What You Don’t Know About Batu Caves – Introduction

Hello and Vanakkum- that’s ‘hello’ in Tamil. Get ready to visit one of Malaysia’s most famous temples, and home to one of its most interesting festivals- the Thaipusam. The festival of Thaipusam is one of the most unique celebrations among devotees of the Hindu religion all over the world.

At the main gate or entrance arch, the first thing you will notice is probably the huge golden statue of Lord Murugan, a famous Hindu god. It is at 42.7 meters or 130 feet high. The statue took 3 years to construct and was unveiled in January 2006. It is the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world. The magnificent Batu Caves form the backdrop. The name “Batu” means stone, and Batu Caves got its name from Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows right past these hills. The limestone caves that form Batu Caves is said to be around 400 … Read More