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♥...Happy Thaipusam 2011 & some pics from Batu Caves, Malaysia...♥

Hi friends, good day to all!!

First of all, lemme thank all of you for your loveliest birthday wishes to my Hubby! Hope every wishes and blessings come true for him and us!!!

Sorry, am not posting any food today...

This year Thaipusam falls on 20th January..ie tomorrow! Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). Lord Muruga is the main deity of Thaipusam.

Celebrated nationwide in Malaysia, government declared Public Holiday for some states here, and Selangor is one of them!

In Batu Caves, Penang and Ipoh, Thaipusam is celebrated in the grandest manner starting off with chariot processions a day before. Devotees will perform their spiritual offerings to Lord Muruga by carrying kavadis and milk pots after 48 days of fasting and prayers on Thaipusam.

The number of devotees and visitors thronging these famous temples during Thaipusam is unbelievable! Don't be surprised if you get lost...hehe! The crowd is not made up by Malaysians alone, but also tourists. They'll never wanna miss this auspicious day...sweets!

It's been years since we went to Batu Caves for Thaipusam. The crowd is sometimes so unbearable especially if you are with kids. We always go there during normal days. Even at that day, many tourists will be around. The place is just so happening!

Batu Caves has 272 steep steps! We loved the 42.7 metres statue of Lord Muruga (World's Tallest Lord Muruga Statue) and 15 metres high Jai Hanuman statue!

My biggest ever fear in Batu Caves are those macaque monkeys! Goshhhh...I dare not carry any food bags in my hand! There was one time, I was so afraid that I threw my mineral water bottle at a monkey!!! My Hubby had a difficult job chasing the monkey away, it didn't wanna budge at all...hahaha.

Alright, here are some pics taken during our recent visit to Batu Caves on a normal working day. Pics from my Lumix, too bad we didn't carry along our Canon dslr.

Enjoy...Happy Thaipusam!!! doa








56 comments :

  1. Never been to Malaysia, never seen such close up shots too. Beautiful.

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  2. hi love..
    beautiful shoot. selamat menyambut Thaipusam......

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  3. Wow awesome pictures and i really miss Malaysia after coming from singapore :)

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  4. Wow! Nice pictures!

    I'm afraid of monkeys too, especially the cheeky ones.
    Looking at the forever steps, I could loose a few kilos climbing them ( if I managed to reach the top).

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  5. slmt menyambut thaipusam love...cantik gambar2 tu....

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  6. Awesome pics dear! Waiting to see kavadi 2morrow here...Like ur post.

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  7. Hi Love

    Great Pics. Hanumanji looks so Great. Glad to know that you had a nice time.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. lovely pics we too visited the Batu caves and had tough time climbing the stairs with all the monkeys around but we worshipped the Gods inside the cave and had a wonderful time.The statues of both Lord Muruga and Lord Hanuman are really amazing with such a big height.

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  9. Happy Thaipusam! May your family be blessed with good health, love and happiness!
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  10. On the way balik kampong..(Pahang/Trengganu) kami memang lalu tepi Batu Caves ni.. selalu tengok statue tu dari jauh je.. tapi statue hanuman tu tak pernah nampak pulak..

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  11. Wow!! Such a beautiful temple,thanks for sharing.

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  12. Happy Thaipusam...
    lovely pictures dear :)

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  13. Hai Love..Selamat menyambut Thaipusam.....

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  14. Happy Thaipusam for you & your family.

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  15. Hi dear, Happy Thaipusam to u n your family:)

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  16. very nice pictures love,
    happy Thaipusam!!..

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  17. Great clicks, Happy thaipusam..

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  18. Simply superb clicks and thanks for sharing them !

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  19. happy taipusam sis...i suketengok burung yg byk tu...kalo i ade sure kene kejar je burung tu...hahaha

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  20. wonderful clicks...Happy Thaipusam to you too da..:)

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  21. waa what a nice pic dear ..
    eppy thaipusam for u :)
    sorry dah lama x ke sini .. duk sebuk sana dan sini lah dikk huhuhu

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  22. the clicks are so beautiful... ur kids are so precious :)

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  23. Best wishes for Thaipusam dear. Gosh, your kids are so absolutely gorgeous! I haven't been to Batu Caves in a very long time, are the statues new? Or maybe I just don't remember because I am so old now, he he. Enjoy the holiday.

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  24. happy thaipusam to you and family
    your kids are soo chomel

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  25. Wow!!wonderful clicks...Happy Thaipusam to you too dear. Such a beautiful temple,thanks for sharing.

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  26. I've been there once. Great temple and pictures you taken!
    happy Thaipusam to you and your family.

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  27. Happy Thaipusam love

    Pernah sekali ke Bt Caves masa tu kecik lagi..djh 1 dgn my parent...dah sampai pintu gua, nangis2 takut nak masuk gua...ingat sampai skrg..nostalgia tul.
    happy belated birthday buat yr husben.

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  28. Hi love...
    Nice pictures from the batu Caves!!!
    Happy Thaipusam ;)

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  29. Lovely pictures and your prince and princess looks cute...:-)

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  30. Great pics dear,beautiful,thanks for sharing.

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  31. Passed by Batu Caves this morning, real heavy traffic, caught for 1 hours but managed to catch a view of devotees climbing up the stairs! Happy Thaipusam!

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  32. Truly mesmerizing Pics Sis.I really miss Thaipusam:((.Maybe If can I'll be there for next year Thaipusam.Happy Thaipusam 2011 to u Sis.

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  33. Wow..mesmerizing !!!look at those lovely pics..Gr8...
    a dream come true! a lovely place!!

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  34. bonne fête à toi et à ta famille
    très belles photos
    bonne soirée

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  35. Dear Sis Love,
    I wish you a very Happy Thaipusam 2011.
    That Hanuman God looks really new and those pictures are so lovely.

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  36. Hi LOve!

    Lovely Pics and have a nice holiday:)

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  37. hai love...selamat menyambut thaipusam...

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  38. awsam snap dear......all r 2 good

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  39. Happy Thaipusam to Love and family. Gosh..it took me not less than 30min to get one place in cyberspace.. my berokben worsen nowadays, Love.

    Have a great weekend ahead dearie..

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  40. Hai Love...
    Happy Thaipusam.. So cute your little girl..

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  41. How wonderful are these pictures!!1! thanks do much for sharing Malaysia is certainly on the cards for travel destinations for me -- a couple of years :)

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  42. Very beautiful pics , would love to visit malaysia sometime :)

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  43. De très belles photos, représentatives d'une culture que nous ne connaissons pas encore beaucoup par ici.
    Bonne Thaipusam à vous tous.
    See soon.

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  44. Happy Thaipusam. Nice photos. The statue is very majestic.

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  45. Hi sis Love,
    Nice pictures. Macam ni rupanya dalam kuil batu caves tu... Gulp, 272 steps. dari luar saya tgok memang tinggi. :D Teringat aritu pernah tersesat kat area batu caves, masuk situ buat U turn dan tanya jalan. Jalan kat area bt caves kan pening skit. nak pergi jalan dolomite masa tu. They are so nice, kalu tak berpusing2 la kami.. hehe...

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  46. Thanks so much for sharing the pics first of all,never been to this temple/malaysia so far though I am very near :P Kids are looking super cute :)

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  47. Kidoos look so cute as ever :-) Lovely pics..have heard a lot about Batu caves :D

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  48. Hi Love..
    happy holidays!
    still holidays ke?? haaaa..ni mesti husband dh balik ni :X..hihi
    Love, nak minta izin pinjam resepi chicken manchurian tu ye..
    thank u..
    love u..muahhh!! :))

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  49. hi Love..wow rishi n ashiqa enjoyed nampak...tey r so cute..i went to penang...thaipusam na kondattam thane....kundrathile kumaraneke kondattam...;) heheh

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  50. Hi Dear,
    Happy Thaipusam day... Rishie and Ashika look so adorable..as they always do :)

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  51. a wonderful post on thaipoosam, happy advanced thaipoosam, abd await to see the pictures for this years celebration

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