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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 - Pahang, Perak & Johor

 
 

PAHANG

 

 

Tucked away in a secluded area in Maran, the Sri Marathandhavar Temple may not be easily accessible. But, thousands of devotees from all over the country throng this temple during the annual Pangguni Utthiram festival. Set amongst lush green jungle, the century-old temple has a very interesting history. It started with a Rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus ganitrus) which was said to have bled when it was about to be felled for the construction of the Jerantut-Maran road. Since then, daily prayers were offered and the deity became known as Marathandavar (literally meaning ?deity of the tree?). A small temple was built nearby the tree in the 1930s. The temple continued to develop as its fame spread far and wide.

 
 
 

PERAK

 

 

Set amidst limestone caves in Ipoh, the capital city of Perak, is the Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple. It is popularly known as Kallummalai Temple, meaning ?temple at the stone hills?. For history lovers, the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Batu Gajah unravels an interesting and intriguing past. Situated about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh, this quaint town is the site of a well-known tourist attraction called Kellie?s Castle. It was built in 1915 by William Kellie Smith, an English rubber planter, for his beloved wife. As the story goes, during the construction of the castle, the Spanish flu epidemic broke out and caused the death of many Indian workers. Following the advice of his workforce, William Kellie Smith built a temple in the estate to protect their well-being. To honour William Kellie Smith, his statuette was built along with the deities and sculptures of the temple. Today, the figurine of an Englishman with a white topee, green jacket and khaki-coloured pants still stands on the temple roof, looking over his onetime empire and people. The temple is situated about 1.5 km from Kellie?s Castle. It is even believed that a secret tunnel connects the castle and temple!

 
 
 

JOHOR

 

 

Down south in Johor Bahru, sandwiched between the busy Jalan Wong Ah Fook and the Kota Raya Plaza shopping complex, is the Sri Mariamman Temple. The colourful fac?e of this temple attracts visitors and tourists as its architecture stands out in contrast to its modern surroundings.

 
 
 
 

MAJESTIC HINDU TEMPLES - Pahang, Perak & Johor

PLACES OF WORSHIP