Batu Caves (Gua-gua Batu): Hindu Pilgrimage Centre in Malaysia

Wojciech Maciejowski

Abstrakt

The article presents the complex of Batu Caves which is on the one hand, one of the most recognizable religious centres of Hinduism in the area of Muslim Malaysia, annually visited by thousands of pilgrims within Holy Thaipusam festival, and, on the  other hand, the complex of caves popular with tourist and willingly visited. The author presents both the character and specific custom elements of this popular festival and discusses the advantages of caves as formation of inanimate nature available to tourism.

Słowa kluczowe: Malaysia, Batu Caves, religious tourism, Hindu pilgrimage, thaipusam, kavadi
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