Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple, Melaka

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  • Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Malaysia having been built in 1781. It's facade is more restrained than many temples and it's opening hours appear to be res...  more »
  • It is always a privilege to be able to look at places of worship of other faiths and this is no exception. Remove footwear and dress modestly. Interesting to take a look around this Hindu Temple. Had ...  more »
  • Very nice temple in the heart of Melaka and well worth a quick visit if you are in the town as it is just a short walk away from Red Square. Melaka is a gem with so many quaint little temples and mosq...  more »
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  • Melaka harmony street represents existence of 3 religions existing peacefully together visited this hindu temple, beautiful design amazing structure.
  • A unique Indian temple. The beauty of this street is you can find a mosque, Chinese & Indian temple within walking distance to each other.
  • Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia built in 1781 after the Dutch colonial government of Malacca gave him a plot of land. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, The Dutch colonial government in Malacca granted the Chitty community a piece of land, in the heart of Malacca City in 1780's. The land was located at Goldsmith Street, now known as Jalan Tokong, bearing Lot No. 62 Town Area XIU and measuring 15,879 square feet (1,475.2 m2) for the purpose of setting up a Hindu temple. The temple was built up in the year 1781 according to the date mentioned in the Dutch grant (freehold title). which have a complex Dravidian Architecture in the Pallava style, which displays carved out sculptures of the Hindu gods in many rows, the Chitty temple tend to only have one row, or a picture of one single god in each of the three rows, as evidenced in the Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple There are three Chariot (Rathams} made of wood without use of Nails without any nails could still be use for annual ritual and dating back some 200 years. The Chariots are maintained in good condition and kept in the temple grounds. One Ratham is for Lord Ganesha, one for Lord Subramaniar Swamy, and one for Lord Rama Swamy. All the chariots are drawn by bullocks with ancient method and it is decorated with light.
  • Oldest India temple in Malaysia. Since 1781.
  • This temple is different from other Hindu temple, as it seems older and more local.

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