Friday, February 03, 2006

World's Tallest Statue of Lord Murugan



Malaysia's tallest statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan was unveiled on Sunday, 29th January 2006.

Facts about the statue:
  • Height: 42.7 metres.

  • Location: Sri Subramaniar Temple at the foot of Batu Caves, Malaysia.

  • Cost: 2.5 million Malaysian Ringgit (approximately 9.5 million 670,000 U.S. Dollars).

  • Construction: 1,550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars, and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.

  • Duration/Manpower: Fifteen Indian sculptors worked on the project for three years.
It is currently being submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world.



The golden statue of Lord Murugan is positioned next to the 272 steps leading up to the largest cavern in Batu Caves.

17 comments:

stewbie2 said...

WOW...that's impressive, but kind of creepy, too...

Anonymous said...

Wow. I now know that there are even more boring blogs out there than mine...

Sombra said...

hello, how are you? im from portugal... :)

Levin said...

[anonymous]: you must be rather unimaginative. quite a coward too since you posted anonymously. haha

[sombra]: hello, pleased to meet you. :)

bjenkins said...

That's interesting.

Have you ever thought about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I find it fascinating.

Ben

'Thought & Humor' said...

.
You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Howdy

Heidi said...

very beautiful picture... and a very huge statue!!!

Aila said...

Anonymous: I have a strong feeling you're a non-ethnic ignorant fool...how unfortunate.

r-mantic said...

hi

I'm not commenting on this particular shot; just looking for the a place to say you have GREAT PICTURES! Well, not all of them are....but great work!

I take it you love taking them as much as sharing them with us.

Levin said...

aila: couldn't have said it better. *evilgrin*

r-mantic: thanks a bunch. i wouldn't mind some constructive criticism ... that's the best way for me to improve. cheers! :)

Emily said...

So thats how it looks like, someday I'll take a trip to Batu Caves to photograph it :-)

Btw, I noticed you did the currency conversion wrongly. If its RM2.5m the correct conversion to USD would be USD669,379.

Levin said...

aiihhh ... me stupid. Correction has been made to the dollar value. Thanks so much for highlighting that bit. :)

This coming Saturday would be quite an interesting day for a photoshoot at Batu Caves, being Thaipusam and all. I'd most likely be going to catch some shots of the Kavadi processions.

Anonymous said...

i love the statue of lord murugan... i pround to be hindu...im form malaysia

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Anonymous said...

Romba Nalla Iruku.

Thanks for this information

S said...

IT IS GREAT....I THINK SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE ALSO SUGGESTED TO THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD...WITH ALL THE HINDU VOTES WE COULD HAVE MADE IT

M.Sathya said...

My Likable god,,,,i always belive murugar

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