What is special about the Batu Caves?
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Murugan as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia.
How much does it cost to enter Batu Caves?
When it comes to the Batu Caves entrance fee, one of the great things is that the main temple complex (where all the photos in this article are from) is free. The Dark Cave environmental tour can only be done with a guide and it costs RM35 (US$7.80) for an adult and RM25 (US$5.60) for a child.
Who discovered Batu Caves?
leader K. Thamboosamy Pillay
When Malaysian leader K. Thamboosamy Pillay first saw the Batu Caves in the late 1800s, he was immediately inspired by their shape. To Pillay, the entrance of the main cave looked a lot like Lord Murugan’s spear, and he saw it as a sign that a grand homage to the deity should be built within its caverns.
Where are the Batu Caves in Malaysia?
They are named for the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows nearby, and are located 7 miles (13 km) north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Lord Murugan statue, Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Is Batu Cave open now?
Batu Caves is open every day from 7.00am – 9.00pm. One of the best things of Batu Caves is the free entrance for the main temple (Temple Cave/ Cathedral Cave)!
Which country is Batu Caves?
Batu Caves, complex of limestone grottoes in Peninsular Malaysia. The caves are one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions and are a place of pilgrimage for Tamil Hindus.
Is Batu Caves open today?
Is Batu Caves worth visiting?
Kuala Lumpur experiences its heaviest rains during March and April, so between May and July is widely considered the best time to visit the city. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Batu Caves are a Hindu site and are therefore central to Hindu festivals, including the annual celebration of Thaipusam.
Who built Singapore Murugan Temple?
The statue was built by Tamil Malaysians. It took three years to construct, and was unveiled in January 2006 during Thaipusam festival. The managing authority of the temple rests with the Tamil descendants.
Where are the Batu Caves?
Batu Caves. Introduction. The magnificent Batu Caves are one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia, partly because they are located only 13km from downtown Kuala Lumpur and easy to get to.
What does Batu mean in Malay?
It takes its name from the Malay word batu, meaning ‘rock’. The hill was originally known as Kapal Tanggang from the legend of Si Tanggang. The town nearby is named after the Batu Caves limestone formation. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
How did Batu Tanggang get its name?
The hill was originally known as Kapal Tanggang from the legend of Si Tanggang. The town nearby is named after the Batu Caves limestone formation. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia .
What is it like to visit the dark cave in Malaysia?
The Dark Cave is said to be home to the rarest spider in the world, the Trapdoor Spider, and an ancient animal community dating back over 100 million years (which during my visit seemed only to comprise bats and cockroaches!). I took my kids on the Educational Tour lasting 45 minutes which costs RM35 per adult and RM25 per child.