700 Hindus throng to Batu Caves to render song to Lord Muruga

An initiative by several individuals to sing a Hindu religious song – Skanda Sashti Kavasam -resulted in about 700 people going to Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves this morning.

“About 700 people attended this event today. It was done to show that prayers can be done in a peaceful manner without courting controversies,” said Swashna Subramaniam who is the key person behind this event today.

The event was co-organised by Rajeswary Apahu and volunteers from Hindu Volunteers Movement.

The event was done in response to the recent cases of Muslims reciting Quranic verses at the temple. Case in point is the case of Moroccan influencer Abdellatif Ouisa who recited verses that called for the demolition of idols at the temple.

The largest golden Muruga in the world at the Batu Caves Hindu temple

“There were two other cases where foreigners recited Quranic verses. The verses itself attacks non believers of the Islamic faith.

“There must be mutual respect. Only then, we can live in peace and harmony,” said Global Human Rights Federation chairman S Shashi Kumar who supported the event today.

Participants who attended the rendition today did not only come from Klang Valley. There were people from as far Kedah in the north and Johor in the south. There were some attendees from Singapore.

The rendition began at 9am and ended about 9.40am. After that participants were offered some food. The food was prepared by the volunteers.

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