We reach KL Sentral past thirty minutes of nine in the morning. We expect it would be long queue in getting a ticket but only few people were there. Normally the fare is 1RM per way to Batu caves but there is an additional 1RM due to Thaipusam. ( How to go to Batu Caves click here)
|patiently waiting for the train.|
Well, it came true and we left platform 3 past 30 minutes of 12 noon. As expected the train was very crowded. We hurriedly sneak in to secure a mini space that we’ll occupy for the next 30-45 minutes of travel . We alight at Batu caves station and we’re greeted again by the lime stones on the hills and unfamiliar scene, the bargain shops.
A variety of stalls selling souvenirs, clothing and accessories, footwear, authentic South Indian delicacies and much more. The whole empty lot before was filled with stores that offers any kind of stuff you can imagine.
Got awed in the ultimate bazaar that sells almost everything.
Witnessing a homage that celebrated by million of devotees, paying tribute to Lord Murugan is awesome
We stray around with random thoughts and realization upon observing their religious vow.
“If you truly devote yourself to your God, then you are ready to leave the earthly possession”
As dark clouds had already formed, an indication of impending heavy rain. We finished the challenge done by summer (we’ll post it on different entry) and bid adieu to this holy place.
We took a last glance to the mighty Hindu Deity and oath to come back for the culmination of Thaipusam.
Continue on Day II…