Standing 42m. high is the world's tallest statue of Lord Murugan. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand. The yearly spiritual ritual & event draws millions of visitors & devotees climbing the 272 steps (100 meter high) to the cave entrance & interior limestone chamber. Most of these devotees have reasons to do their penance, some having their body pierced with hooks, carrying the giant kavadi & some have their cheeks & tongue pieced with metal spears & carrying pots of milk to fulfill their vows to the God.
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