Friday, March 8, 2013

Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple, Seberang Jaya

 Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple, 
Seberang Jaya,Penang

The largest Rajagopuram in Malaysia!

Photos by Parasuram

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The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple.
Timothy Tye
"The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is a South Indian Hindu temple in Seberang Jaya, Penang. It is noted for having the largest rajagopuram, or main sculpture tower, in Malaysia. It stands at a height of 72 ft. The entrance of the rajagopuram, at 21 ft tall and 11 ft wide, is also the biggest in Malaysia.

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple, as with many Hindu temples in Malaysia, had its humble origin over a hundred years ago as an estate temple catering to the needs of the estate workers living in the Paduma Estate in Perai. The area where the estate was located was turned into the new township of Seberang Jaya in the 1970's, resulting in the removal of two temples located in the area. Nevertheless, in response to the urging of the residents, the Penang State Government granted a piece of land for the building of a new Hindu temple". []
Photo by  
 Timothy Tye

 Special thanks to:
 Timothy Tye

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