Tuesday, 12 October 2010

LORD MURUGAN @ BATU CAVES

Hello everyone :)

Sorry, I have been so slacking in blog-land nowadays. Not busy but just lazy. It's days like these that I like to do nothing at all but laze at home...well, it's been weeks actually.  The girls' friends came and went for two weekends, and what a tiresome time!  Cooking, driving and looking after them is no easy work but it's over and I told my daughters, their friends can visit next time...next year will be very good, better the year after.

I have been wanting to take pictures of Batu Caves for the longest time. The last time I was there with my camera and happily trotting around and was frustrated to find the battery was dead :( No picture. So, when I had to go somewhere nearby for an appointment, I didn't miss the chance to take some pictures. If there is one place one have to visit in Kuala Lumpur, it would be this location, the BATU CAVES. The caves are from limestone, for more infor, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves



All 272 steps of it will bring you to the caves....but I passed.  Not sure if I make up it halfway ...let alone back down another 272 steps.


Some prayers were offered inside one temple.




I stepped in, shoes off (as in most religious places..) and took some pictures. So, here's sharing some of them and since I am not an expert in Hindu deities or their prayers procedures, I'll just leave you with pictures.  I do love the colours of everything.






Finally, I got to take pictures of Lord Murugan. Taking his pictures are all about the details......and this is the time when I am so happy with my new camera!  That zoom sure came handy :)




Not sure about you, but when I take pictures, I love all those small details...in this case, not so small at all.



The Lord Murugan in Batu Caves is the tallest Hindu deity of it's kind in the world. I find this link a must read for anyone interested in a short and precise information of the statue and festival celebrated. Go here: http://murugan.org/temples/batumalai.htm






This Lord Murugan is 42.7 meter tall !!  Find more infor here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murugan :








Come early of any year, a huge festival, Thaipusam is celebrated by more than 1 million devotees and people visiting Batu Caves in honour of Lord Murugan.  Another must read here :  http://www.malaysiasite.nl/thaipusameng.htm


That's all for now. The flu season is at home...kids and me aren't well and as usual, I have many blogs to visit. Have a good week ahead.......Love/M