Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Singapore

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Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple is a temple for the Hindu god Ganesha who is the presiding deity. It is located in Ceylon Road in Singapore.
In the 1850s, a statue of Lord Vinayagar was discovered by the side of a pond. A Chempaka tree, Senpaga in Tamil, stood on the bank of the pond. As the Vinayagar statue was found besides the Chempaka tree, the temple came to be known as "Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple".
A Ceylon Tamil, Mr. Ethirnayagam Pillai pioneered the building of the first structure as a modest shelter with an attap roof with the help of the nearby Indian workers. This humble abode under the Chempaka tree became the temple of Sri Senpaga Vinayagar.
Management committeeIn 1909, the Ceylon Tamils who had grown in number to about 300 families, formed the Singapore Ceylon Tamils’ Association . In 1913, a Management Committee of four persons was formed to renovate the premises for the ever-growing number of devotees. In 1923, the SCTA assisted the Temple by purchasing the land on which the Temple stands today. A bigger temple subsequently emerged with a priest to initiate prayers and other religious ceremonies.
The present committee members can be viewed in the following link Temple Committee Members
SCTA roleIn 1923, the Singapore Ceylon Tamil Association became the official keeper and manager of this autonomous temple. From that year onwards, the Temple Committee was elected from among the SCTA members. In the following year, the committee decided to upgrade the Temple. In 1926, under the chairmanship of Mr. S Muthukumaru, the plans were finalized and a sculptor was commissioned. In 1929, the construction of the concrete building was completed.
Consecration ceremoniesIn 1930, the first Maha Kumbhabishegam was held with the help of generous donations from the chairman. Many well-placed community leaders and devotees permitted the addition of several new shrines within the precincts of the temple. They included shrines for Lord Shiva, Goddess Ambal, and Lords Subramaniam, Vairavar and Nageswarar. On 3 February 1930, a major Consecration (Maha Kumbhabishegam) of the temple was held for the first time.
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  • A short but worthwhile visit to this beautiful temple. After a walk about admiring the beautiful ornate architecture, I sat in the main vicinity of the temple and meditated for while. There is a beaut...  more »
  • The temple is dedicated to Lord Vinayagar and was founded over 150 years ago, after a statue of Ganesha's was found in that place. Thus, he may be the oldest temple in the city. In him, especially pictures can be found and told many episodes of his Ministry by image characteristics which indicate Lord Vinayagar and it. A peaceful place when visiting him outside of celebrations.
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  • A nice sunny day a beautiful temple, so that can take pictures. From East coast road behind the quiet, residential area. Worth seeing so brilliant around the sculpture.
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  • Peace peace peace. You will get this here when you pray soulful
  • A temple for those living in the east. Lots of buses plying here, opposite foxy square. They also have classes for Bharatnatyam and classical music for children here
  • It's a lovely temple and the physical appearance of the temple is very magnificent
  • Nice temple only that they do the archana prayers very late after 7.40pm.
  • Location wise quite easy and in general it is not very crowded if you go in weekend.
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