We were one day early for the Thaipusam Festival. We actually didn’t know about it, so we felt lucky to witness the preparations made by our Hindu brothers and sisters. We were greeted by this gigantic statues and intricate architectural designs. There were a lot of people both tourists and devotees roaming around and performing some rituals.
People were busy going back and forth. There were also stalls that sell different kinds of stuff. There was one that has a snake photo booth. You have to pay at least 3 RM to have a picture with a snake.
This picture’s kind blurry. This was the result of zooming in,and no-camera-control because I was hungry and shaking a little.
This is one the prayer areas.
Many people entered this, but they had to remove their footwear.
The big yellow balloon. It was so big, I wondered if it could lift me up.
The famous Punjabi sweets. I bought 10 assorted pieces. My sister didn’t enjoy it much as I did.
Another beautiful view… Made me feel like I was in a movie.
The famous Murugan Statue.
I was too tired and hungry. i was about 23 steps high when I decided to go down. However, I thought this might be my one and only chance, so I gathered my all my chakra, and climbed the 272 steps high cave. It was worth it.
As you can see, it was a busy day. Some people were also carrying a pot and they had covered themselves with a yellowish clay.
I was amazed how devoted the Hindus are. There were very old men who actually managed to perform their rituals. Young children as early as 3 or four were also participating.
After the 272 steps exercise, I was awed by the Ramayan Cave. It was my first time to actually enter a cave. I was so overwhelmed. I conquered my fear of falling down,and had crossed out one from my bucket list. Anyway, my sister was waiting for me at the top for at least 10 minutes.
I was contented by the view, so I didn’t decide to go further. Plus, I thought the Ramayana Cave was already too sacred to intrude.
I was also surprised because there were two men dressed in these costumes. I believed they were seers. Hindus were whispering something to them, and they also responded.
Every corner has its own design.
People were worshiping. I like this small temple-like place.
These are part of their religious beliefs.
Another attractions are the monkeys. They were waiting for people with bananas. They would get the fruit and go back to their places.
The view halfway.
This picture reminded me to be brave and fly.