Hindu Temples In Malaysia

There are hundreds of Hindu Temples In Malaysia, mostly serving members of Malaysia’s sizeable Tamil community and the design of the temples reflects that found in southern India, particularly the use of the multi-tiered gopuram entrance gate. 

Some of the temples are very old, starting out as relatively humble structures which have become larger and more elaborate over the years as the community prospers. The oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia is thought to be Sri Poyyatha Vinayagamoorthy Temple in Melaka, which is a Chitty temple.

Here is my somewhat random selection of temples which have caught my eye while traveling around Malaysia. Click on the relevant links under each photo for more information on the temple concerned.

Hindu Temples in Malaysia


Sri Murugan Temple, Muar

Sri Raja Mariamman Temple, Johor Bahru

Kuala Lumpur

Sri Kandaswamy Temple, Brickfields

Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, Brickfields

Sri Raja Rajeswary Temple, Ampang

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, KL


Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Chitty Village, Melaka

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagamoorthy Temple, Melaka

Sri Subramaniar Thuropathai Amman Alaya Paripalana Sabai, Melaka

Negeri Sembilan

Sri Bala Thandayuthapani Temple, Seremban

Arulmighu Maha Sapthakanniga Devi Temple, Seremban

Sri Kanthasamy Temple, Kuala Pilah


Sri Siva Subramaniam Temple, Raub

Sri Subramaniar Alayam Temple, Kuala Lipis


Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang

Nagore Durgha Sheriff Temple, George Town


Sri Maha Letchumy Temple, Slim River

Sri Panchamoorthy Krishnar Temple, Tanjung Malim

Sri Raja Muneeswarar Temple, Ipoh

Sri Mariamman Temple, Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah

Sri Subramaniyar Swami Kovil, Batu Gajah


Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Sandakan


Batu Caves Temple, Gopeng

Om Sri Maha Athi Nageswary Amman Temple, Puchong

Shakti Temple at Bukit Rotan near Kuala Selangor

Sri Bala Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam Temple, Port Klang

Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple, Klang

Sri Sunderaraja Perumal Temple, Klang

Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Kuala Kubu Bharu

Arulmigu Sri Ayyappaswamy Devasthanam, Batu Caves

The famous Murugan Temple is not the only temple at Batu Caves. A few minutes walk away is this attractive temple, also built into a cave. However this is mainly used by devotees and is not a tourist destination.

This completes my list of Hindu Temples In Malaysia. I may add a few more to this list in due course.

I found this website which has a lot of useful information on Malaysian Hindu Temples.


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