Batu Caves (Picture Courtesy: Instagram)
Batu Caves (Picture Courtesy: Instagram)

Batu Caves may land in legal soup over revamped staircase

ANI | Updated: Aug 31, 2018 09:34 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Aug 31 (ANI): The new rainbow-coloured staircase of the Batu Caves in Malaysia has taken social media by storm but, it may land the temple committee in a legal soup.
The 272-step staircase leading to the entrance of the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple has recently been painted with a myriad of colours like red, blue, yellow, green and orange.
However, the renovation work was done without an approval from National Heritage Department (JWN), which is considering to issue a warning letter to the temple committee for violating regulations of the National Heritage Act 2005.
The temple is listed under the National Heritage Registry as a National Heritage site.
Though the colourful staircase has not been sanctioned by the National Heritage Department, people on social media have approved the new look.
A Twitter user wrote, "Recently transformed #batucaves ahead of Maha Kumbabhisegam on August 31st, 2018. Rainbow colors being painted on the stairs which lead to the temple by more than 100 volunteers to make it more colorful."

Another user wrote, "New look of your pride."

"Batu Caves comes alive with a splash of beautiful colors on the 272 steps up to the caves. Time for a visit to 'The Gram'?," tweeted a user.

The staircase was painted few days ago for the Kumbhabhishekham (consecration) ritual, to be held today. The consecration is performed for every temple once in 12 years according to Hindu rituals. (ANI)