Batu Caves a significant devotion to Hinduism,malaysia

Presenting an exciting and historical destination, Batu Hill is a series of caves and cave temples located in the north of Kuala Lumpur. This series of attractions is located close to a village that also has inherited the name Batu Caves.

Its significance can only be realized when one becomes aware of the fact that this is one of the most important Hindu shrines that is located outside India and annually attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims a year which earns it a status of being one of the most visited religious sites in the world.

The caves were originally created around 400 years ago and were instigated by the Teuman people who were the indigenous population of the area. It was this culture that also used these caves as a means of shelter.

Despite its rich history and past significance, visitors today can still marvel at the impressiveness that presents itself from these caves. The Batu Caves temple consists of three primary caves in addition to several other smaller ones.

The biggest of these is referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave and features several ornately decorated Hindu statues inside. Visitors to this cave will also find a range of paintings housed here as well. However reaching this temple is no easy task as visitors must first climb 272 steep steps before they become privy to the wonders that are housed inside.

At the base of this cave are two other attractions which are known as Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave. Both of these two are more artistically inclined and present. Once again an array of statues and painting related to Hindu religion are housed inside the cave. Together these two caves tell the story of Lord Murugan's victory over demon Soorapadam and the story of Rama.

Beyond these religious caves there are also several other caves which are undeveloped and feature various vegetation and plant life which are also worth a visit.

The Batu Caves is just one of the many attractions that are easily accessible from the urban heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The city presents a host of accommodation options that are suitable to a host of different needs. Guests looking for a discount hotel in Kuala Lumpur will not be disappointed with the offerings of Citrus Hotel Kuala Lumpur that is not only economical, but also offers an impressive array of comforts and benefits.

Batu Cave. By Stuck in Customs

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