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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. Our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder makes visiting Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and other Kuala Lumpur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you don't go to the India it is a good choice to visit this temple and around the neighborhood in general. Picturesque.
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  • 在逛完茨廠街後, 來到關帝廟斜對面的亞里安曼興都廟Sri Mahamariamman Temple, 是一座印度教的廟宇, 建於1873年, 是吉隆坡最古老的印度廟. 清真寺一樣,進入要脫鞋. 
  • Near Petaling Street(China Town), there is a historical Hindu temple which worth to have a look. 
  • When we arrive there , it was 5 30 and they started playing drums and another instrument for prayer preparation i guess. I was told that two times one in morning and one before evening hindu s are praying. So may Allah give them His rahmet and blessings in order for them to find what they search for.
  • It was a great pleasure to visit the temple just before a service began. The musicians played, faithful listened to the monk, and blessing were given. It is a beautiful place.
  • I never fail to be amazed by the carvings of the Gods and Goddess in the Mahamariammam Temple. Don't forget to take off your shoes and socks before entering.
  • Beautiful. Intricate. Brings back memories of South India. This is apparently the oldest Hindu temple in the country. One must do is to take a photo with the main door tower (Gopuram). Location is in the heart of the city. Accessible via a short walk from the Central Market LRT station.
  • It's Holly, it's artsy, it's inspiring in many levels. You can have a glimpse of Indians in their religious activities.
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