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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ancient Temple of Jelapang???

The Waterfall Ruins of Jelapang, Ipoh

This strange looking man-made feature in Jelapang, Perak,which appears to be a waterfall and a popular picnic spot , is believed to be another ancient temple, ruined and forgotten; overcome by the forces of nature over centuries!

Our Country is dotted with many similar ruins waiting to be excavated and studied.Unfortunately they lay ignored and forgotten and no priority is given for research and conservation of such sites.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Penang,Bukit Bendera Hilltop Temple

The Penang Hill

Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Hilltop Temple

Sri Subramaniam Thuropathai Amman Temple, Malacca


Jalan Gajah Berang,
75200, Malacca

Beautiful architecture!
A magnificent temple with 4 Gopurams!

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Maha Muthu Mariamman Temple,Taman Alam Megah,Shah Alam

Taman Alam Megah,
40400, Shah Alam


A brief history of Taman Alam Megah and Bukit Cermin

The old Alam Megah Muthu Mariamman temple was demolished for the expansion of Persiaran Klang and relocated to its present site.This spot is at the junction of Persiaran Klang next to two natural water sources (covered in blue concrete slabs) which can still be seen today. This was the temple's main water source for abishegam and prayers.

 Locals who once tapped rubber in the vast rubber estates which covered modern day Alam Megah and Putra Heights speak of their challenging experiences namely those which involved the trail up Bukit Cermin. They started their journey near the foothill where the old Alam Megah Temple stood and ended it at the top of Bukit Cermin where the Kaliamman Temple is located. Both these temples were a symbol of hope and guidance for those brave men and women who worked in the early hours of the day with no navigation tools to lead them or protection against wild animals.

This journey tested both faith and endurance and temples played an important role in providing them with a sense of security.There are even colonial era stories of people getting lost atop Bukit Cermin but folktales or true stories, we may never know. However, one thing is certain; they were always fearful of their safety especially when ascending and descending this legendary hill.

The Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Temple

Batumalai Sri Subramaniar Swamy Devasthanam.

Sri Subramaniam Temple,
Kaw Perusahaan Ringan Bt Caves,
68100 Batu Caves,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia


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