Thursday, April 3, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Arakasamman Temple,Jalan Perak, Penang
(Also known as : Perak Road Tua Pek Kong Temple)
Tha Arakasamman Shrine is popularly worshiped by those who seek lost possessions and missed opportunities.
The migration of these people dating back to the 18th century brought about the setting up of a small shrine in memory of their ancestral homeland but as time went by this small shrine coupled with other shrines nearby became fuzed into becoming a point of faith and worship for both the Indians and Chinese.This temple transformed not just in size but also in the richness of its multi-ethinic identity.Today this temple is popularly known as the Tua Pek Kong Temple of Perak Road and it is managed by the Chinese community.There are also many Hindu deities in this temple apart from Goddess Arakasamman besides also housing a 'Naga-Puthu' or Cobra-Mound inside..One must not miss the opportunity to visit and experience the magic of this unique temple.