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Batu caves - Malaysia
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Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. [Courtesy - Wikipedia].

A News Snippet about this years Thaipusam festival [30Jan2010]-
Sunday January 31, 2010 :KUALA LUMPUR: Over 1.6 million people — more than one million of them Hindu devotees — packed the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple Batu Caves, some as early as 5am, for the Thaipusam festival.
Just like in previous years, thousands of devotees carried pal kodam (milk pots) and the kavadi to fulfil vows made to Lord Muruga.

Taken during my recent visit to Malaysia

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.Catharina1
02/01/10 2:38 PM GMT
A great share! Beautiful in focus too! Mich
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.sonicfan
02/01/10 3:26 PM GMT
What a beautiful statue! Thanks for sharing!
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::prashanth
02/01/10 4:57 PM GMT
Fantastic capture. Clarity and details are amazing. I idol shines in the dark background. I had seen many images of this statue, but none was so good. Thanks for sharing :)
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If "Ignorance is bliss", then why should we seek knowledge?
::Logun7
02/01/10 6:47 PM GMT
-((*-::-*))- Fantastic Shot -(( *-::-*))-
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every day is a gift......that's why it's called the present!!
.vlad421
02/01/10 8:29 PM GMT
Gorgeous statue. An excellent job on this photo, well done.
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take yourself away from all the confusion <br> lift you high above you mental pollution <p> many scars upon me back make me stronger <p> no longer blind no longer weak now me higher
.lovestoned
02/02/10 4:33 AM GMT
Really nice! Thanks for sharing.
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.sahadk
02/02/10 6:58 AM GMT
Superb! what a great capture Sree! the statue looks fantastic!!!
ഈയിടെയായി ലോകം ചുറ്റലാണല്ലെ പണി.വേറെ എവിടെയൊക്കെ പോയി
ശ്രീക്കുട്ടാ പടം മനോഹരമായിരിക്കുന്നു.
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.Tochi
02/02/10 6:49 PM GMT
great capture O.O
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