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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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Reviews
This is an authentic Hindu temple visited by practicing hindus who migrated to Kuala Lumpur. Its architecture is similar to most hindu temples. Ornately decorated inside. You need to remove your... more »
This colourful temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, it is nearby Chinatown in Jalan Bandar also known as Petaling street. It resembles temples found in South India. Really enjoy the... more »
Really a good experience inside the temple. It was very traditional and peaceful. There was traditional music being played during the evening prayers. You have no such restrictions and also there is prasad to eat at the end of prayer and evening ceremony. The people were good there and offered us food with great welcome nature. we loved it
Nice worship place. Love the way the entire temple is designed. People from Tamilnadu would feel at home while visiting here. Clean maintenance, good management.
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