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“This is a temple to pray” – M’sian Tells Joggers to Respect Batu Caves Temple & Not Use It To Work Out

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Malaysians are generally very respectful and understanding towards how people of all backgrounds interact with their own cultures and religion.

However, when it comes to places of worship, there is often a debate on what is acceptable and what is not.

Recently, Facebook user Sam Gv took to social media to remind the public to respect the Sri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves.

The temple is well-known for its 272 multi-coloured stairs, however, it would seem that the stairs had been ‘misused’ by some individuals.

In his post he writes, “I hope everyone keep this in mind that this is a temple and not a place for everyone to do jogging and hiking.”

Today 13 February 2022 Good morning to Tamil,indian society and to our Batu caves temple management as well…..hope…

Posted by Sam Gv on Saturday, February 12, 2022

 

“I’m at the temple every Sunday morning and today I really cannot take it… I went to the counter next to the staircase and spoke to the lady and asked her why they are jogging here and no action is being taken as this is a temple,” he said.

The lady had apparently said that despite them telling them not to do so, people are still doing it.

“I asked her why there is no sign board (to display the do’s and don’ts) and she replied that they did not put it back since the renovation.”

Sam hopes that this will be put to a stop as soon as possible because he goes to the temple very often.

“I hope the management will do something about this. DON’T FORGET THIS IS OUR TEMPLE AND IT IS FOR US TO PRAY.”

 

Netizens were in support of him

His post was reshared on Twitter where it caused a bit of a debate between Malaysians. A number of netizens were in support of his view and urged people to be more respectful of the houses of worship of others.

“Do you think you’re smart for running on the stairs of someone’s place of worship”, commented one user.

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“If they haven’t said anything then it’s fine, but now they’ve said something but you’re still stubborn. Please respect the places of others if we want ours to be respected as well,” said another user.

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Some users disagreed and said that it is not even an issue

On the other hand, plenty of users disagreed with his views and said that they don’t think that it is even an issue.

One user pointed out that if they start to not allow people to visit the temple for recreational purposes, it should no longer be considered a tourist spot.

“We grew up knowing Batu Caves as a tourist spot. We bring families and friends to visit this spot for decades. Does that mean we can’t do that too now?”

“I’d love to hear what the small businesses and communities around the area have to say,” added the user.

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“I support people wanting to use the stairs to exercise. They are using the resources wisely for health benefits. Don’t be over sensitive,” said another.

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Another said, “If mosques are made to be places for people to go jogging, I’d be okay. As long as you respect the place and don’t litter it should be fine. That’s common sense.”

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What is your stance on this? Should recreational and sport activities be allowed at places of worship? Let us know in the comments. 

 

Also read: Thaipusam Devotees To The Rescue! M’sian Gives Birth in Car at Batu Caves With Help of Temple-Goers

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