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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

MAJESTIC HINDU TEMPLES - Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

 
 

KUALA LUMPUR

 

 

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, located at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, is one of the most famous and most photographed temples. It is also one of Malaysia?s largest and most ornate Hindu temples. The temple?s towering portico and statues of goddesses are arresting features that attract visitors even from afar. Although it traces its origins to 1873, the present structure was rebuilt and consecrated in the late 1990s. Scenes from Hindu mythology elaborately decorate its tower. Located within is the deity of Goddess Maha Mariamman embellished with gold and precious stones.

 

The temple plays an important part in the Thaipusam festival. It is from here that the exquisite silver chariot bearing the deity of Lord Muruga is taken on a grand procession, all the way to Batu Caves in Selangor. The temple is situated in Petaling Street or Chinatown, a great shopping zone.   The Kortu Malai (Court Hill) Pillayar Temple in Pudu, which is built around a tree, as well as Sri Kandaswamy Temple in Brickfields, are other remarkable places of worship for the Hindus. Visitors to Mid Valley City can drop by at the Sri Moogambigai Temple situated here.

 
 
 

SELANGOR

 

 

A not to be missed destination among local and foreign tourists to Malaysia is the world-famous Batu Caves. It is the main venue for Thaipusam, an annual Hindu festival. The grand scale celebrations draw thousands of devotees and visitors alike. Located 15km north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves is the site of a 113-year old temple, set within a cave that is almost 400 feet above ground level. The main temple houses the deity of Sri Subramaniar, also known as Lord Muruga. One of the highlights of a visit to Batu Caves is climbing up the 272 steps that lead to the main temple. Within the grounds are two other temples and a 140-feet statue of Lord Muruga, reputed to be the tallest in the world. The gleaming golden statue can be seen from miles away. Visitors should not miss the Ramayana Cave, Valluvar Kottam and Art Gallery situated at the base. They feature beautiful and evocative scenes of Hindu epics such as Ramayana and Mahabarata as well as depictions of the lives of renowned Tamil poets.

 
 
 
 

MAJESTIC HINDU TEMPLES - Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

PLACES OF WORSHIP