Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Thaipusam

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Wishing my Hindu readers a Happy Thaipusam. In Malaysia, since 1892, the Thaipusam festival is celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) at Batu Caves. Batu Caves is said to be 400 million years old. Originally the caves were inhabited by the indigenous Temuan Tribe and later around the 19th century was frequented by the Chinese to excavate guano for fertilisers. A Tamil trader K. Thamboosamy Pillai, inspired by the veil-shaped entrance of the main cave,dedicated it as a temple to Lord Muruga. Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. It's pretty steep to climb. So if you want to burn some calories and see the splendour of the caves at the top of the steps have a go at climbing the steps of Batu Caves.

Happy holidays to all Malaysian.



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See you soon,
Umi

source:
pix :http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/

8 comments:

  1. a very amazing photo

    sepertinya boleh kita berbagi informasi pariwisata
    syukron

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  2. @Wisata Murah
    Thank you for dropping by. The photos are taken from travel Malaysia guide website.
    Umi tidak keberatan berbagi maklumat perwisataan jika ada walau pun blog Umi lebih kepada blog masakan. Terima kasih sudi singgah disini ya.
    Jazak Allahu Khairan.

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  3. Dah lama tak daki tangga Batu Cave.

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  4. salam..
    Umi..moga sihat selalu
    ermmm..saya takut nak
    lalu batu caves time Thaipusam
    jalan jem..

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  5. @rusliesophian
    Sama la kita :)..Terima kasih sudi lawat umi

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  6. @zulkbo
    W/salam sahabat
    Umi pun...kalau dah tersangkut belakang perarakan tu jawabnya tumbuh akar la hehehe. Thanks for dropping by

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  7. Nice photos, sure lots of visitors there!

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  8. @Pete
    Thank you for the visit Pete. Sure was,devotees plus tourists and local visitors.

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