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The Thaipusam Festival is celebrated in the Batu Cave. Thaipusam Festival is a Hindu festival which is celebrated every January/February. They say that people during this occasion is when they commemorate Parvati, a Hindu Goddess who gave Murugan (a popular Hindu deity) a spear to conquer Soorapadam, the evil spirit.

Situated in Selangor, Malaysia; about 30-45mins the time it takes to travel from Kuala Lumpur.

at the entrance, you will see a big golden statue on the right side.

Prepare for the 272 steps to take to enter the cave, within the cave are Hindu Shrines.
Just be polite and mind your manners especially when there are prayers held inside.

It is recommended to have the visit early in the morning, as early as 7am, so you won't get caught in the traffic. Especially that a bus is necessary to travel in this place. You just have to take the Metrobus 11 near the Central Market, if you can't still locate it, you can ask the locals, they'll show you the direction where the Metrobus is. As far as I can remember the bus fare costs 2RM...? I think...???

Address: Selangor, Malaysia
Directions: take the Metrobus 11 near the Central Market in Chinatown, if you can't still locate it, you can ask the locals

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2011
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