The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was founded by K. Thamboosamy Pillai in 1873 and was initially used as a private shrine by the Pillai family.
The family opened the temple to the public in the late 1920s and eventually it became an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple is particularly packed on Deepavali with devotees eager to offer their prayers on the holy day.
On the holy day of Thaipusam, thousands of devotees throng the temple at the wee hours of the morning to start a long procession leading up to Batu Caves as a religious undertaking to Lord Muruga.
This Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest functioning Hindu temple in Malaysia.
It is also reputed to be the richest in the country.
How to go to Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. See Google Map.
Kelana Jaya line LRT: Take the LRT and stop at the Pasar Seni LRT station. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is about 1km walking distance.
Ampang line LRT: Take the LRT and stop at the Plaza Rakyat LRT station, walk pass the Pudu Sentral to go to Petaling Street. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is about 1km walking distance.
KL Monorail: Take the Monorail and stop at the Maharajalela Monorail station. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is about 2km walking distance.
Go KL City Bus: Take the bus and stop at the bus terminal near the Pasar Seni LRT station. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is about 1km walking distance.
If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur International Airport / klia2 airport, you can take the Star Shuttle to reach the bus stop at MyDin Wholesale Emporium near Puduraya Bus Terminal (Pudu Sentral) and take a short walk to the temple Street.
Pictures of Sri Mahamariamman Temple and surroundings
Here are some pictures of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and its surrounding areas.
Here are some pictures taken inside the Temple.
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