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Lord Murugan Temple ,400 million years old Batu Caves in Malaysia

Batu Caves are located in the Gombak District, just 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves are as old as 400 million years old.Its name was taken from the Batu River which flows past the hill. Batu Caves are also the name of the nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan.Here is Some fact about Lord Marugan Temple in Batu Caves Malaysia.

Location: about 13 KM north of KL, District of Gombak
Built in: 1891
Founder: K Thamboosamy Pillai
Dedicated to: Lord Maruga.Shubramanyam Swami, Lord Kartikey
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Number of steps: 272 to the cathedral cave
Significance: One of the best cave temple
Visiting timing: About 2 hours
Best time to visit: Any time
Festival : Taipusam Festival
Phone:  +603 - 6189 6284
How to Reach By Train: You can reach KTM Komuter train from the KL Sentral via Batu Caves.
How to Reach By Road: You can also reach here via the Bus U6 from Titiwangsa. The easiest way is by taxi but that will set you back at least RM25 from KL Sentral.

More Information about Lord Murugan Temple Batu Caves

Lord Marugan temple is located in Batu Caves situated about 13 KM north of KL, District of Gombak, Malaysia.Marugan Temple is dedicated to Lord Marugan known as Lord Kartikey and Shubramanyam Swamy.Batu Caves is crowded with people especially during Thaipusam festival. It is said that the limestone which forms the Batu Caves are as old as 400 million years old. It was also said that some of the entrances of the caves used to be shelters for the indigenous Temuan people. Before this, the steps up to Batu Caves were made of wood. They were soon replaced by 272 concrete ones. Among all the cave temples which make up the site, the most famous and the largest of them all is the Cathedral Cave and it houses a few Hindu shrines underneath its 100-meter vaulted ceiling. 

Tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world


Completed: January 2006 , during Thaipusam festival
Cost: RM2.5 million/USD720,000
Height: 43 meters or 135 feet;
Materials used: 300 liters of gold paint, 1550 cubic meters of concrete.

The statue of Lord Murugan stands proud at 42.7 meters right outside of Batu Caves. The statue costs about 24 million rupees and is made of 250 tonnes of steel bar, 300 liters of gold paint and 1550 cubic meters of concrete. At the base of the hill are two other cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Temple Cave which are both full of Hindu paintings and statues. During the Thaipusam festival, devotees of the Lord Murugan must first fast for a month and shave their heads before they can carry the kavadi on Thaipusam. There are many other rules one must abide to for a month before they are eligible to carry the kavadi and perform the kavadi attam which is a dance for the Lord Murugan. It is during Thaipusam which attracts thousands of people to Batu Caves.

Lord Marugan Temple Batu Caves Timing 


Morning (All the below temples)
6:00 Am - Opening of the temple
6.30 Am- Abhishegam
7:00 Am- Prayers
Lord Murugan Temple(Top Cave)
Opening(Cave Gate)-  7:00 Am
Abhishegam- 8:00 Am 
Prayers- 8:30 Am

All the temple will be closed at noon 1pm.
Evening(All the below temples)
Abhishegam-5pm  to  5.30 Pm
Prayers Starts - 6:00 Pm

Lord Murugan Temple
Abhishegam Starts - 4Pm
Prayers Starts  - 4.30 Pm

Nearest Tourist Attractions of  Lord Marugan Temple Batu Caves


The Dark Cave
Temple Cave
The Art Gallery Cave
Ramayana Cave 

Picture Gallery of Lord Marugan Temple Batu Caves

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