Sridhar, a businessman from Attur, decided to construct the temple and statue in his own land in 2014. He took nearly two years to initiate the construction process along with sculptor ‘Tiruvarur’ Thiyagarajan, who had constructed the 140ft Murugan statue in Malaysia in 2006.
When was Malaysia Murugan temple built?
It is also the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres (140 ft) in height. It is built by Tamil Malaysians. The managing authority of the temple rests with the Tamil descendants.
Lord Murugan Statue.
|Murugan Statue at the entrance of Batu Caves|
|Opening date||29 January 2006 during Thaipusam festival|
When Batu Caves was built?
Built in 1891, Batu Caves is not only the home to the temple of our beloved Lord Murugan but also a marvel that attracts people from all walks of life. It is as if the Gods themselves came down to build this magnificent temple in a 400 million-year-old cave.
What is the value of Kuala Lumpur Golden Buddha?
At US$1,400 per troy ounce, the gold in the statue (18 karat) is estimated to be worth 250 million dollars.
Who is Lord Murugan?
Murugan, chief deity of the ancient Tamils of South India, son of the warrior goddess Korravai. He was later identified in part with the North Indian war god Skanda. His favourite weapon was the trident or spear, and his banner carried the emblem of a wild fowl.
What is special about Batu Caves?
Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. … Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus.
Are there bats in Batu Caves?
The cave nectar bat, Eonycteris spelaea, from Batu Caves is known to feed on 55 species of plants, see article. The large flying foxes roost in trees by the hundreds or thousands and feed on fruit and nectar. They are critical seed dispersers and pollinators, making them very important for rainforest propagation.