Thaipusam 2013: the ascend (Part 4)

It was my first time walking with the parade to the temple up in Batu Caves.

Thaipusam 2013 (26)

It has been a week after the main day of Thaipusam, so the crowd was slightly ‘less’.

Thaipusam 2013 (30)

‘Less crowded’ in this festival still means lots of people.

Thaipusam 2013 (25)

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On the Eve of Thaipusam 2013

Tomorrow, the serene cave temple will be awaken by the peak traffic of devotees. A pigeon was quenching its thirst on a pool of water dripping from the rock surface. The colourful reflection was the Lord Murugan Temple inside the inner cave chamber.

Thaipusam 2013 at Batu Caves (11)

Over 1.5 million devotees will be streaming from surrounding temples to Batu Caves, in a single day.

Thaipusam 2013 at Batu Caves (13)

The celebration started 12 midnight (26 January 2013) when the silver chariot procession made its way from Sri Maha Maariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur. I saw the long procession at Jalan Kuching just now. It reached Batu Caves by 2pm. The celebration started today and last for 3 days.

Thaipusam 2013 at Batu Caves (1)

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