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.