Friday, May 18, 2012

Aarupadai Ayyanar Temple, Glenmarie, Shah Alam

 Aarupadai Ayyanar/Aiyanar Temple, Persiaran Kerjaya,Section U1, Glenmarie, Shah Alam
Located along Persiaran Kerjaya, a few hundred metres to BMW.

This shrine was established by the early settlers of the Glenmarie Estate long before this part of of Selangor turned into an Industrial Estate/Zone (currently known as Glenmarie Industrial Estate). These pioneer plantation workers dedicated this temple to Lord Aiyanar and his  companions who are now commonly regarded as Village Gods. However, the actual size and exact number of Deities consecrated is unknown as the temple was demolished in recent times due to the onslaught of 'development' (date unknown). The current shrine as shown below was re-erected by faithful devotees who continue to pay homage to Aiya and his fellow Comrades at the same site.

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