Lewis sees the world’s tallest Lord Murugan Statue at the Batu Caves

Not far from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre lie the impressive Batu Caves. So one morning, Lewis the Lion together with his friends Helen, Michael and Preeti headed off to see what they could find.

Here his photo gallery tells the story:

As you can see, he found it particularly interesting that here in Malaysia there were separate carriages on the trains for men and women.

On the steps leading up to the Hindu Temple were monkeys who seemed to be waiting for the tourists to feed them. Lewis the Lion then understood that in the Hindu faith, monkeys are a holy animal because of the monkey god, Hanuman and so people willingly feed them as you can see in this video clip.

Lewis the Lion and the cheeky monkeys

He also learnt that this Hindu shrine was found in these most beautiful caves. You can click here to see him inside these wonderful Batu Caves. He realised that there were many statues of Hindu gods that he didn’t recognise. He hoped that on his forthcoming trip to India, he might learn more.

In the meantime, can you help him to understand who the main Hindu gods are? (A quick clue: the trinity of three gods in one – the Generator, the Operator and the Destroyer).

Click on this website for children to learn more.

About Helen Molloy

Helen Molloy has been a Primary Learning and Teaching Consultant, leading on the introduction of Primary Languages in the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the past 5 and a half years. She is passionate about language learning and inspiring children into developing a curiosity and awareness of other people's languages and cultures.
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