Batu Caves: Lord Murugan Statue |
Lord Murugan Statue, representing Murugan, is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia and second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world, only second place to the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal.
It is also the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42,7 metres in height. It is located at the Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil at the foot of Batu Caves.
It took 3 years of construction and was unveiled in January 2006 during Thaipusam festival.
For the construction it was used 350 tons of steel bars, 1550 cubic metres of concrete, and 300 litres of gold paint.
Murugan, also known as Kartikeya, Skanda, Kumara, and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha, and a god whose life story has many versions in Hinduism.
An important deity around South Asia since ancient times, Murugan is particularly popular and predominantly worshipped in South India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia as Murugan.
Murugan is an ancient god, traceable to the Vedic era. Archaeological evidence from 1st-century CE and earlier, where he is found with Hindu god Agni (fire), suggest that he was a significant deity in early Hinduism.
Murugan is found as a primary deity in temples wherever communities of the Tamil people live worldwide, particularly in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Réunion. Three of the six richest and busiest temples in Tamil Nadu are dedicated to him.
Malaysian Hindus regard Lord Murugan as a manifestation of valor, beauty, youthfulness, vitality, masculinity and happiness.
Thaipusam, the Tamil Hindu festival devoted to Murugan, was first celebrated on the site in 1892 and is now a major event that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually.
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