Hindu Gods & Goddesses, Batu Caves
one thing that I have noticed is that the Difference between the Balinese style of Hinduism from the Main Indian and Tamil Style of Hinduism is that the Balinese don't display many Hindu Gods and Godesses inside their temples, they only depict Mount Mehru via wooden multi storey houses. The Indian/Tamil branch of Hinduism prominently displays their gods and godesses on different levels of their depiction of Mount Mehru and also around their temples and inside them.
see my pictures for the comparison.
The Batu Caves is one of the Major Hindu Shrines around the world and a major tourist attraction of Malaysia
There is a signboard at the gate before you climb the steps tto the upper caves temple. You can come early at 8.00 am for the morning prayer or the evening session at 4pm. You can ask from the traders what to buy for the praying session, the flowers and milk and other items are available on sales.
These limestone caves are a popular attraction, especially during the annual hindu festival. Thaipusam. Scaling the 272 steps leading up to the temple is one of the highlights. The 140-feet statue of Lord Muruga here is reputed to be the tallest in the world.
here, we can see the Indian stattues, very nice & colourful.
I always like looking at Indian statues...as if they have stories to tell.
I never know about the stories though but Hindu is a centuries-old religion with all the great stories of any book could have !
Also, in the cave, there are many statues scattered all over !
They are colourful...& each portrays the symbol of Hindu with characters stemmed from Hindu methos...
The statues are adorning the walls of the cave...Very nicely done !
This was taken just at the entrance of the cave, big statue...with a peacock !
Sort of welcoming us to the caves yes ?
My Swedish friend by the way was sitting on one bench smiling at me..telling me that he beat me !
He beats me many times over anyway...
You could also see the inner statues adorning the arches as we entered to climb up the steps...
On the left of the photo, there's a small construction going on & on the left...people that I was talking about, sitting, praying & eating in the a small temple....left side of the steps....It's okay to take their pix from up here I guess & not right up their faces !
More statues if you glance to the left...err, they are slightly corroded though !
These statues would belong to another temple with more people eating & praying in it.
No, I didn't take their photos eating & praying 'cos that would be a bit impolite !
This is the symbols of batu caves temple, yellow is a welthy color, and hindu lord fav color is yellow color, that why most of hindu people will be wearing yellow on this day..