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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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  • This temple is located in a Chinatown, which was really close to the hotel where we were staying so we passed by couple of times. The temple has truly amazing and original roof it must be said.  more »
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is another attraction in Chinatown. This temple was established as one of the first and is characterised by its great beautifully decorated gate with lots of colorful figures of deities and gods. Place well worth a visit.
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  • A must on your visit whilst in KL. Beautiful temple just along from Petaling St Market. It looks small from the outside but opens up once inside.  more »
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  • Its diwali festival, and i just nice by pass this temple, its attract me, but i never went into indian temple before, i stand there eye starling on the temple for a while and wondering izzit open for public? The security guard very friendly welcome all tourist to come in, and guide us to place our shoes, they are many tourist and is open to take picture.
  • Within proximity to Petaling Street, Central Market and Public Transport Stations. The annual Thaipusam procession starts from here with the chariots carrying the Lord Murugan statue to Batu Caves. Beautiful Architecture
  • 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.
  • 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.