Saturday, June 30, 2012

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple,(Thaneermalai Temple),Penang (PART 2)

2012: Photo curtesy of The Star Online

Being one of the oldest temples in Malaysia, it has had a long history from its humble beginning at the base of a waterfall  in 1782 to its subsequent relocation to a 11 acre site in 1850 before moving to its final abode; perched majestically high in the hills of Jalan Kebun Bunga, about 30 metres higher than its previous structure built in 1850.This new temple complex was constructed on a safer location after much deliberation and study, to accommodate the ever-growing influx of devotees.The grand consecration ceremony (Kumbabishegam) of the newly completed Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple was held on the 29th of June 2012. Built at a cost of 10 million ringgit, this temple is said to be the largest Murugan temple outside India.

In 1782 (photo curtesy of

1850 to 2012

2011:The construction of the new temple is visible in the background

2012: Over 500 steps leading up to the new temple (Free Malaysia Today)

 The temple's interior (The Sun)



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple,Ipoh Road, Kuala Lumpur

This temple was founded by the early North Indian settlers of Malaya,in 1921.


for the history of the temple

Special thanks to 
Yasothai and Divya for the photos.