Batu Caves Malaysia

By Ganesan Kalimuthu [email protected] | 2014

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Main entrance to the Temple..with nice Arch. The caves are 13 kms from Kuala Lampur and were discovered in 1892. They consists of 3 main caves and many smaller ones.

Lord Muruga (Karthigeya) statue standing majestically..140 feet tall with 250 tonnes of steel bar, 300 liters of gold paint and 1550 cubic meters of concrete.

U have to climb 272 steps to reach caves.Lord Muruga (Karthigeya) statue standing majestically..140 feet tall with 250 tonnes of steel bar, 300 liters of gold paint and 1550 cubic meters of concrete.

View of the cave temple and surrounding. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high.

1946 - After the Japanese Occupation, the residents around Batu Caves area, started to realize the importance of education which made them set up this Tamil College.

Thirupathi (Vishnu) temple built recently...similar to Thirumala in Andhra Pradesh.

Maha Vishnu in main Garbha griha.

Lord Rama temple in the cave vicinity (now more temple to cater all the devotees).

Anjaneya statue in front of Sri Rama temple. ''Once a year they celebrate the Thaipusam festival in the Batu Caves. It''s a celebration for the son of Shiva (Subramaniam) and the becoming "one" of Pusan and the Brihaspati stars.''

Lord Krishna ....updesh to Arjuna. Geetha Sarm.

Lord Krishna ....updesh to Arjuna. Geetha Sarm.

Another small cave ...epic Ramayana and recently formed Shuyambu Linga. To know more about caves Click here

Scenes from Ramayana.

Scenes from Ramayana.

Scenes from Ramayana.

Scenes from Ramayana.

Scenes from Ramayana.

Shuyambu Linga...Har Har Mahadev. For more insights on origin of Batu Caves.Click here

Shuyambu Linga...Har Har Mahadev. Like in many temples in India there are lots of monkeys there.

Inside cave... very beautiful.

Landscape / fish pond....

Shiva temple attached to the main Cave temple.

Har Har Mahadev with Nandi.

Entrance to the main Cave temple...272 steps.

On your way up, there''s another cave...Dark Cave. Closed for public. Access allowed only on special request.

Grand entrance to the Cave temple.

Lord Muruga ...blessing all the devotees standing majestically on the lime stone rock.

Inside cave leading to the main shrine.

Lord Muruga fulfills the wishes of all devotees who come and pray to Him.

Old picture … staircase leading to the cave temple...

Sunshine coming into the Cave temple.

An aerial view from top of the Cave temple. Also see pics of rock cut caves Kailasa in Maharashtra, India. Click here