Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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Admire the oldest Hindu temple in the city at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Founded in 1873 on the edge of Chinatown, the place of worship functioned for many years as a private shrine for the Pillai family who built it. The impressive five-tiered gopuram (a South Indian monumental tower) that juts out above the entrance features 228 idols and sets the tone for the ornate decor of the interior. The temple's spatial design represents a human body lying on its back, with its feet pointing east, head pointing west: walk through the temple and consider the connections between each room and the part of the body you are in. Plan your Sri Maha Mariamman Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner.
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  • A very big temple and a rather old one built in the early 1900s. Kept very clean and well maintained. 
    A very big temple and a rather old one built in the early 1900s. Kept very clean and well maintained.  more »
  • We met this place coincidently when we walked our way to bunn choon restarant. Quiet during pandemic. I believe it would be a busy place before the locked down. 
    We met this place coincidently when we walked our way to bunn choon restarant. Quiet during pandemic. I believe it would be a busy place before the locked down.  more »
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  • I would say this a hundred times: This temple feels like home to me. The chanting of the new bunch of priest from India are so comforting. A very powerful temple. Reminds me of the good old days (2012-2014)

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