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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, George Town

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Admire Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, an impressive and important Hindu site offering views of the surrounding scenery. Since the early 1800s, a shrine in the area has been the focus of the Thaipusam celebration, a festival dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. The shrine was moved in 1850 to the present site, and the site has been expanded with a large temple added in 2012. The new temple includes a seven-story gopuram (main tower) that measures at 21.6 m (71 ft) tall and displays a grand style of Dravidian architecture. Make Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town travel itinerary maker.
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  • Climb up a long staircase, has been erected in the hills near the botanical gardens. In the central part of the temple Tower, decorated with carvings of many gods. It was less intimate than tourists.
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  • A walk to the top is nothing but a physical test to all who take up the challenge of seeing the Lord at His lair. Enjoy the breathtaking view as you climb up the 500+ stairs.Early February would be a ...  more »
  • For you to reach the main temple, you need to take 513 steps. Been there twice already and looking forward to going again. I suppose the best time to go is when they have religious festivals.