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February 12, 2012

Thaipusam 2012 @ Batu Caves

Fuhhh, this is my first time visiting Batu Caves, after staying near by since I was small... Guess what, going there during Thaipusam is damn awesome! Every year, we will hear on news that millions and millions of people will visit Batu Caves during Thaipusam. So, Alvin and I got up early and we arrived there as early as 5:30am! Surprisingly, many people were there at that hour!

I will let the photos do the talking. Observe each of the photos carefully. The first photo below is the main entrance of Batu Caves, did you realised the full moon on the left? Obviously, it looks like a bulb, but it is the full moon!

Before entering the main entrance, groups and groups of Indians will play some musics.

At the main time, the person who carries the Kavadi (refer to photo below) will dance, then, it will be brought up to the cave.

While the sun was still sleeping and the moon was shining brightly, everyone followed the respective pathway and stairs to get to the cave. Can you see the crowd?

Now, here's a closer view of the crowd, getting up to the cave. By the way, the golden statue in the photo above is the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world.

A part from carrying Kavadi to the top, the Indians will carry Palkudam (milk pot) on their head to the cave. It is believed that your wish will be granted if you offer the fresh milk to the God.

Furthermore, they will pierce hooks and skewers through their body...... It looks painful!

Hmmm, I don't know how to explain this, but it seems that he's blessing others?

Lord Murugan temple located inside of the cave, public queue for blessing.

Alvin and I lingered around the cave for hours, about 10am, we decided to go back home. OMG, look at the crowd!

As a matter of fact, the stairs to the cave is very congested until...

That's all about my trip to Batu Caves during Thaipusam! I would say it was a great experience and I definitely will go there again, if it's possible...

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