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Thaipusam in Batu Caves

By sawsengee  
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. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: Hermanus, gajewski, LesF and 15 more


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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Jan 2013 5:53AM
Amazing and colourful plus a good write up !GrinGrin

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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
30 Jan 2013 6:20AM
I agree -- an amazing shot and what a great informative commentary.
Thank you.
-=\Walter and Sue
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 Jan 2013 12:03PM
Wow, what a mass of humanity. Excellent information and an amazing image, especially the incongruity between the statue and the balloons. Fascinating stuff, Sawsengee.

Dave
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 5:04PM
"Now that is impressive". A wonderful composition, full of rich vibrant colours, life and a tale or two.

Regards Nathan
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Jan 2013 5:16PM
Wonderfully colourful composition.
Rende
O yes so much to see and take in, the more you look the more to see. Lovely colours amazing capture.

John
scrimmy Plus
8 388 5 Scotland
30 Jan 2013 9:37PM
a wonderful sense of scale
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 10:08PM

Quote:Wow, what a mass of humanity. Excellent information and an amazing image, especially the incongruity between the statue and the balloons. Fascinating stuff, Sawsengee.

Dave



I agree...a real wow factor to this one.

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