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.
Sri Raja Mariamman Temple, Johor Bahru
Sri Kandaswamy Temple, Brickfields
Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, Brickfields
Sri Raja Rajeswary Temple, Ampang
Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Chitty Village, Melaka
Sri Poyyatha Vinayagamoorthy Temple, Melaka
Sri Subramaniar Thuropathai Amman Alaya Paripalana Sabai, Melaka
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
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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