Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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Admire the oldest Hindu temple in the city at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Founded in 1873 on the edge of Chinatown, the place of worship functioned for many years as a private shrine for the Pillai family who built it. The impressive five-tiered gopuram (a South Indian monumental tower) that juts out above the entrance features 228 idols and sets the tone for the ornate decor of the interior. The temple's spatial design represents a human body lying on its back, with its feet pointing east, head pointing west: walk through the temple and consider the connections between each room and the part of the body you are in. Plan your Sri Maha Mariamman Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner .
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  • kuil hindu ini terletak dipusat kota, tidak jauh dari daerah Chinatown Petaling street. Bangunannya bagus sekali khas tempat peribadatan agama hindu  more »
  • The presiding Goddess is Maha Mariamman. The temple has been renovated many times over the past decades and is today resplendant in its beauty and form. Not many may know that this is one of the oldes...  more »
  • Special Temple in China town, we walked there happen to be over. Exterior is impressive and you can also go in if you like.
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  • Beautiful temple, a calm oasis in a bustling city. The smell of incense fills the air. Don't forget to take off your shoes. Worth a visit.
  • Very pretty temple. Busy in the morning with early prayers. A lot of Weddings on weekends here. Tourist are welcome. There a shoe locker to check your shoes in on left side of entrance. A lot of Flower stall to buy flowers to offer for the Gods.
  • Very beautiful temple. As a tourist, you must visit this temple. But do wear decently to a worship ground.
  • The Goddess Mary is full of care and compassionate. Many devotees get their blessing here. This Holy Place is one of the best in Malaysia.
  • This temple has interesting sculptures. No shoes allowed inside. Make sure to take off shoes and check them in to the left of the temple entrance before you go in.

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