Netizens impressed by the colorful new look of Batu Caves – Nation

PETALING JAYA: Social media buzzes with newly painted stairs in the Batu Caves Temple.

The 272-step staircase to the entrance to the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple is painted with various bright shades of red, blue, yellow, green and orange – giving it a rainbowy look.

Many people were in awe of social media and praised the new look.

Facebook user Melissa Chin wrote: "Never knew that the stairs would look so beautiful!"

Another Facebook user, Raja Manickam, wrote: "This latest picture of #BatuCaves gives meaning to the word #colourful."

The arches and temples in the area have also been repainted.

Batu Caves Sri Mahamariamman Temple trustee Datuk N. Sivakumar told The Star on Monday (27 August) that the paintwork was completed three days ago and that the area was opened to the public.

"The painting is part of the temple restoration of the Batu Caves, which was carried out a year and a half ago," he said.

The paint was performed in time with the Kumbhabhishekham (consecration) ritual, which is performed once every 12 years for every temple according to the Hindu rituals.

Sivakumar added that the total cost of the renovation is about RM5 million, where the money comes from donations from various donors and devotees.

He also said that the ordination ceremony will be held this Friday (Aug. 31) and that all devotees are welcome from 7 o'clock.

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