'Lord Murugan Statue' (Tamil : முருகன் சிலை ; Bahasa Malaysia
: Tugu Dewa Murugga ) is the tallest statue of Hindu deity in Malaysia and second tallest statue of Hindu deity in World
, only second place to the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal
. It also the tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres (140 ft) in height. It located at the Sir Murugan Perumal Kovil at the foot of Batu Caves
. It took 3 years of construction and unveiled in January 2006 during Thaipusam festival.
2.5 Mil Ringgit Malaysia was spend to build this statue
250 tons of Steel bars, 1,550 cubic meters of Concrete, and 300 liters of gold paint used to build this statue
15 sculptors from India
100,000 ethnic Indian Hindus watched during opening ceremony.
In popular culture:
This statue was displayed in 2007 Indian movie Billa