Monday, April 30, 2012

Datuk Panglima Harimau Temple, Shah Alam

Datuk Panglima Harimau Temple, Shah Alam

UPDATE (01/062013) - Demolished in 2013. Reason unknown but could be due to new development of/on existing land.-

This shrine is situated on a private land adjoining a logistics hub known as Integrated Logistics(IG).It is located in section 27,Shah Alam. It is also beside a more familiar landmark; Sharp.The founder of the temple is the owner of the company himself. Apparently, when this logistics building became operational about a decade ago there were many accidents and unfortunate events. So the owner decided to erect a shrine to reverse his luck.About 6 to 7 years ago this small temple came into being.Miraculously, things improved after that and it has since been attracting curious onlookers and devotees of "Datuk" from in and around Shah Alam.This temple is run by the Indian volunteers who work at IG under direct supervision of their Boss.Being a private shrine, it is not open to public at a fixed time and 'pooja' hours are also not standardized as they are carried out by volunteers. Therefore, you might only get a chance to visit this unique shrine on one of those lucky days when you happen to come across one of the volunteers cleaning up with the front entrance open (the front entrance is rarely open as the side entrance which links the company to the temple is used regularly by the workers and owner). Having said that, it is worth noting that, a grand festival is held annually with "panthal" and "annathanam" for the public. You may also get a glimpse of the boss and his family during that time.

Datuk's shrine located on top of the small hill.

"Sharp" is visible in the background

Main entrance open

Nagama and Aiya installed at the base of the temple.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sri Gangathari Amman Temple, Kampung Chetti, Malacca

Kuil Sri Ganggadari Amman,
Kampung Chetti, Melaka

This temple was built by the early Indian settlers of Malacca who later came to be known as the Malacca Chettis, some time between the 15th and 16th centuries.  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Jalan Pantai Baru off Jalan Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur

Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, 
Lot 96 A,Jalan Pantai Baru off Jalan Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur
Reg No :2876

 Magnificent architecture!

 This temple has been rebuilt on a grand scale, and it is clearly visible from the federal highway, just before the 'Midvalley Megamall' exit.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Sri Saiva Muniswarar Alayam,Butterworth, Penang

This Muniswaran temple is situated behind the Bagan Post Office, Butterworth and it was formerly known as the MGR Temple for reasons yet to be known(soon to be updated). The main deity is Sri Saiva Muniswarar. Non-vege offerings are NOT allowed in this temple, thus the slaughtering of goats, etc. are not carried out here.

Special thanks to

for the photos and information. 



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sri Katpaga Vinayagar Thevastanam, Kajang

 9 feet high Durgai Amman

The Sri Katpaga Vinayagar Thevasthanam, formerly known as Sri Raja Rajeswari temple, was founded in 1969 and it is located in the heart of Kajang.The main deity of the temple is The Goddess Sri Raja Rajeswari.

In 1999, a big flood hit the temple and damaged most of the temple.Therefore, in 2000 the deities had to be moved temporarily to higher ground on the other side of the river.That was when the temple changed its name to Sri Katpaga Vinayagar Thevastanam.In 2011 a second wave of floods hit the temple again and it caused massive damage to the new structure.At present the temple is being rebuilt, but due to financial constraints, progress is extremely slow. The temple committee welcomes any form of donation to help fund this project.


Construction of the new temple complex

The flood in 1999 

Damage caused by the flood

Relocation to higher ground in 2000 

Special thanks to
for the valuable information and photos.