Lord Murugan Statue

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Lord Murugan Statue
முருகன் சிலை
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Murugan Statue at the entrance of Batu Caves
Coordinates 3°14′14.64″N 101°41′2.06″E / 3.2374000°N 101.6839056°E / 3.2374000; 101.6839056
Location Batu Caves Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil, Batu caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Type Statue
Material 350 tons of Steel bars, 1,550 cubic metres of Concrete, and 300 litres of gold paint
Height 42.7 m (140 ft)
Beginning date 2004
Completion date 2006
Opening date January 2006 during Thaipusam festival
Dedicated to Malaysian Tamils and Malaysian Hindu

Lord Murugan Statue (Tamil: முருகன் சிலை; Bahasa Malaysia: Tugu Dewa Murugga)[1] is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia[2][3] and second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world, only second place to the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal. It is also the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres (140 ft) in height. It is located at the Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil at the foot of Batu Caves.[4] It took 3 years of construction and unveiled in January 2006 during Thaipusam festival.

Trivia

  • 2.5 Mil Ringgit Malaysia was spend to build this statue
  • 250 tons of Steel bars, 1,550 cubic metres of Concrete, and 300 litres of gold paint used to build this statue
  • 15 sculptors from India
  • 100,000 ethnic Indian Hindus watched during opening ceremony.

In popular culture

  • This statue was displayed in 2007 Indian movie Billa.

References

  1. "Batu Caves Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam". Murugan.org. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. "Lord Murugan statue in Malaysia". Etawau.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. "Thanneermalai Murugan: Second Tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world". Murugar.com. 1 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. "BATU CAVES Kuala Lumpur". Etawau.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012.