Lord Murugan Statue

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Lord Murugan Statue (Vratvijaya)
முருகன் சிலை
Gombak Selangor Batu-Caves-01.jpg
Murugan Statue at the entrance of Batu Caves
Coordinates3°14′15″N 101°41′02″E / 3.2374°N 101.6839°E / 3.2374; 101.6839Coordinates: 3°14′15″N 101°41′02″E / 3.2374°N 101.6839°E / 3.2374; 101.6839
LocationBatu Caves Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil, Batu caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Material350 tons of Steel bars, 1,550 cubic metres of Concrete, and 300 litres of gold paint
Height42.7 metres (140 ft)
Beginning date2004
Completion date2006
Opening dateJanuary 2006 during Thaipusam festival
Dedicated toMalaysian Tamils and Malaysian Hindu

Lord Murugan Statue (Tamil: முருகன் சிலை; Bahasa Malaysia: Tugu Dewa Murugga)[1], representing Murugan,is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia[2][3] and third tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world, after Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue in Indonesia and 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.


  • 2.5 Mil Ringgit Malaysia was spent to build this statue
  • 350 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


  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.