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Explore the Hindu Culture at Batu Caves

Hosted by a member of the Kuala Lumpur Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 03 Nov 08:00 - 12:30

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Let's get to learn the Hindu Culture before the Deepavali (Hindu festival of lights).

Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை) is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Stone River), which flows past the hill. It is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

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There are lots of monkeys at the temple area.
Please do not bring plastic bags or caps.

Visitors are not allowed to wear short pants or skirt (above knee level). At the entrance, scarves are provided for rental. Visitors will be have to pay RM5 to rent a scarf and RM2 will be refunded upon returning of scarf.

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