Thaipusam is a Hindu Festival, celebrate worldwide by the Tamil speaking community, to seek blessings and fulfil vows. Thaipusam festival honours Lord Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Its extra special in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The festival starts with a procession from the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Chinatown, led by a statue of Subramanian on a golden chariot follow by thousands of devotees walk bare foot with the chariot to Batu Caves. We decided to cover Batu caves a week after Thaipusam as most of the blogs covers, the first three days celebration.
What to Expect a Week After Thaipusam?
Crowd – It was less crowded than what we expected compare to Thaipusam day which millions of devotees and tourists will gather. We get take our time to fulfil vows.
Kavadi / Paal kudam – We only saw few devotees carrying pal kudams but there wasn’t any kavadi.
Attractions – All the attractions in Batu Caves will be operation as normal with less people.
Food Stalls – There are over hundred of stalls and food vendors will operate for a week during Thaipusam. You can find lots of Indian foods such as banana leaf rice, Indian sweets, vegetarian snacks and tonnes more with affordable price.
Sales – This is one of the main reason, why people go to Batu Caves a week after Thaipusam. For the SALES! You can find Indian cloths, kitchen items and religious offerings for very discounted price.
Overall, if you want to visit Lord Murugan in peace, with less crowd, and for get some stuffs of cheap price, go a week after. But if you are into photography and would like to get some nice shots of Thaispaum – you will be disappointed.
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