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Lord Murugan Statue is the tallest statue of Hindu deity in Malaysia and second tallest statue of Hindu deity in world. It also the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres. It is located at the Sri Subramaniar Temple at the foot of Batu Caves. It took 3 years to build and was unveiled in January 2006 during the Thaipusam Festival.
Thaipusam.....The participants shave their heads and perform a pilgrimage, at the end of which they shove very sharp skewers through their tongues or cheeks. Some of the practitioners put hooks into their backs and pull heavy objects like tractors. The aim is to cause as much pain as possible – the more you endure, the more “blessings” you receive from the gods. The festival is popular in India, but the largest celebrations take place in Singapore and Malaysia, where it is a public holiday.
Thaipusam - annual festivity in the Hindu Shrine at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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