Malaysia´s Batu Caves, a magnet for Hindu pilgrims

Though Malaysia is nearly 65 percent Muslim, its other religions include Hinduism, practised by around six percent of the population. And this cave/temple complex in the lush, green limestone hills of Selangor state on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia dates back to the 1890s, and is today one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India, especially popular with Indian and Sri Lankan Tamils. It's dedicated to Lord Murugan (aka Kartikeya), the Hindu god of war as well as the premier deity of the Tamil people. One of its main features is a 43-metre-high (140-foot) statue of Murugan, unveiled in 2006.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Travel Guide´s post 10 of the Top Spots to Visit in Malaysia.



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