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A Clarification For Non-Malaysians on Bujang Valley

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  • jaybee555
    Dear Agathiyarians, Recently there have been some exchanges on Bujang Valley, chandi, etc. This followed a special feature item from the Star Online paper. For
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      Dear Agathiyarians,

      Recently there have been some exchanges
      on Bujang Valley, chandi, etc.
      This followed a special feature item from
      the Star Online paper.
      For the non-Malaysian members of Agathiyar,
      here are some clarifiactions.

      1. The Star is the foremost English daily newspaper
      in Malaysia. Its cost is just a little bit more than
      1 Malaysian ringgit. But the contents are considerable.
      In its tabloid form, it contains more than 40 pages.
      It used to be more just-minded. But it was
      suspended for sometime, some years ago. Since then
      it has been toeing the Government line very loyally.
      It is owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association
      which is a component Chinese race-based party of the
      Grand Alliance which rules Malaysia.

      2. Bujang.
      Literally Bujang means a cobra. This word is a
      Sanskrit word - Bhujanga. It is the name of a small river.
      But once upon a time, the river was very
      large and led into a lagoon directly.
      The Bujang River runs in a valley in the group
      of mountains called the Jerai Range.
      Lembah means valley. Bujang Valley is known as
      Lembah Bujang in Malay.
      The valley contains the remnants of more than
      50 temples. There was also a huge harbour city.
      The Archeological Dept built a Museum in
      Bujang. It has also resited several of the temple
      ruins there.
      The Bujang Valley has also been developed by
      the tourism dept.
      It is a beautiful place because the museum,
      the temple ruins, jungle treks, all blend into tropical
      jungle and hills and mountains.
      The scenic place would make very good
      location for the colourful group dances of the Tamil
      movies. This could be fresh breath of goodliness
      in varience from the stale jumpings around the Twin
      Towers and Putra Jaya. I think more than a hundred
      movies have already shown these places.
      But not yet the Bujang.
      In those days I used to be taken to Bujang
      by groups and VIPs to give an on the ground run
      down on Bujang.
      Some friends from US, Australia, France
      have accompanied me there.
      A notable VIP was Anbalzagan the DMK
      Number 2.
      Another person was Carl Belle Vadivella
      who is a staunch Australian Murugan devotee.
      He carries the Kavadi during Thai Pusam in
      Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
      More explanations wlll follow on request.

      Regards

      JayBee

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