Saturday, 4 March 2017
Lord Murugan Statue is the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres (140 ft) and the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia. It is the second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world, (the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal is tallest). It is located at the Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil at the foot of Batu Caves. ]It took 3 years to build and surprisingly , well at least to me is modern being finished in 2006 and was unveiled in
January 2006 during the Thaipsum Festival.
the statue is another of those things where stats for those impressed by such things are availalbe , 250 tons of steel bars ,1550 cubic metres of concrete , 300 litres of gold paint .
The pity for me was the debris everywhere , this a national monument and a shrine was littered with plastic bottles , food wrappers and discarded flip flops. However and to be fair there were a lot of visitors and some of those don't care what they trash , and as fast as the Malays picked up the rubbish the monkeys scattered it again
An unnecessary sign I felt
Not of my backside that was an inadvertent comment .
it is huge inside , I took videos but blogspot doesnt seem to like videos and I cant download them , or upload them or whatever which is a shame becuase thats the only way to appreciate the sheer scale of these caves . Look at the people to get some idea of the size.