On my very last day in Malaysia, my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur arranged a trip to the holiest Hindu Temple in Malaysia at Batu Caves – 8 miles away from Kuala Lumpur. Seeing from afar I was easily intimidated by the grandiose limestone hill with a 140 ft high Lord Murugan statue (supposedly the tallest statue in the world) and 272 steps up to the Hindu sacred shrine. I wasn’t sure if I was up to that challenge with the heat and humidity. But it was deemed to be a not-to-miss spot in Kuala Lumpur so I must do it.
Needless to say that it was an incredible sight to see. Up inside I was even blessed by a Pusari (Hindu Priest) chanting a prayer with each member of my family’s name as I offered fragrant flowers to the temple. I also learned that the biggest Hindu ceremony called Thaipusam happens here annually. You’ll also find monkeys all over the Batu Caves and be sure that you don’t carry drinks or dangle a plastic bag because those smart monkeys will sure to steal them away from you. That in itself was entertaining to see.
Check out my pictures below and read more of my Malaysia posts:
- An Unforgettable Experience in Malaysia – TY to @DoubleTreeKL staff
- Malaysia’s Culinary Scene [with video]
- A visit to the Batu Caves
- #CookieCare – Thanking Teachers in a Local School in Malaysia
- Knockin’ it off with Royal Selangor – coming up soon
- A peek in an old ethnic home in Malaysia – coming up soon
Participated in a Hindu Blessing Ceremony