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About Sri MahaMariamman Temple

Shri MahaMariammam Temple, Kuala Lumpur
 

This lively Hindu temple is the oldest in Malaysia and regarded as the wealthiest. It was founded in 1873 and the MariammanMariammanMariamman
One story about the origin of Mariamman...
is dedicated to the South Indian mother goddess, also known as Parvati. Her shrine is situated at the back of the temple complex. On the left side of the shrine, sits the elephant-headed Ganesh, and on the right one is the Lord Murugan. During the Thaipusam festival, Lord MuruganMuruganMurugan
Murugan, also known as Kumaran, is a Hindu deity and son of Shiva and Parvati. He is regarded as the commander- in-chief of the army of the gods.
is transported to Batu Caves from the temple on a silver chariot.
 

The temple is the oldest Hindu religious pilgrim, located at the corner edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. In 1968, the new structure was built featuring the ornate Raja Gopuram tower in the style of South Indian inspired architecture.
 

Historical Significance
The ages old Shri Mahamariammam Temple was founded by K. Thamboosamy Pillai in 1873, when he used the temple for private use but later, in the 1920’s handed over the temple to the trustees and management authority, thereby opening the doors ajar to welcome the devotees and pilgrims.
The initial structure was demolished to erect the brick building in it’s place in the year 1887. The oldest Hindu temple is also regarded as the richest. The impressive gateway to the temple, known as gopuram was completed in the year 1972 and the temple consecrated in 1973 finally.
 

The Deity
Mariammam holds a holy belief in the tourists and immigrants, especially Tamils who believe the god will protect their sojourn in the foreign lands. Mariammam is the incarnation of ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
goddess, widely worshipped in the South India, and considered as the Mother Earth, who shall protect her devotees from unholy and demonic activities with her terrifying force.
 

Alluring Architecture
Built in the South Indian style, the temple's most spectacular feature is the impressive 5-tiered gopuram (tower). It is the tallest structure in the temple with the dramatic 22.9m (75ft) high pyramid-shaped gate tower is adorned with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India. The chief sculptor was the late S. T. Muniappa from Tamil Nadu and is credited for creating the 228 idols on the gopuram. It is inspired mainly by the Dravidian Architecture.
 

Location: The Temple is located at the edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bnadar.
 

Built In: The Temple was built in 1873 by K. Thamboosamy Pillani
 

Dedicated To: The temple is dedicated to Mariammam Goddess who is an incanartion of Parvati and Mother Earth.
 

Alternate Name: It is also known as Sri Mariyamma? Kovil, Kuil Sri  Mariamman, ??????, Ma li Àn Màn xing du miào
 

Attractions: Some of the mesmerizing places to visit near the temple are:
 

  • Petronas Twins Tower: Built in 1998 and standing at 452 meters-high. The towers' design and architecture are inspired by Islamic art with a modern outlook, reflected by its steel and glass façade.
     
  • Menara KL Tower: Menara Kuala Lumpur is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, this gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.
     
  • Batu Caves: One of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions; Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three main caves and a few smaller ones.

 

Hotel Accomodation: Some of the popular hotels known for comfortable and cozy stay are Pacific Regency Hotels Suite, Grand Seasons Hotel, Citrus Hotel, Ramada Kuala Lumpur among others.


 

 



 


 
 

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