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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, George Town

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Admire Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, an impressive and important Hindu site offering views of the surrounding scenery. Since the early 1800s, a shrine in the area has been the focus of the Thaipusam celebration, a festival dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu god of war. The shrine was moved in 1850 to the present site, and the site has been expanded with a large temple added in 2012. The new temple includes a seven-story gopuram (main tower) that measures at 21.6 m (71 ft) tall and displays a grand style of Dravidian architecture. Make Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple a part of your George Town vacation plans using our George Town travel itinerary maker.
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  • Visit in June, very good. The temple is beautiful and interesting. Recommended for visitors of all faiths, so cute! Best with his family.
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  • This temple I have to visit as it is a prayer time. It is on the hilltop and there are steps to go and pray . I found out there is a peaces when you sit down and meditate. Do some donation to the temp...  more »
  • The temple is located on a hill. Visitors walk up the hill to the temple to pay respect to the Hindu God of War, Lord Murugan. The climb up the stairs reward visitors with great views of Penang. We vi...  more »