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Sri Siva Muneeswarar Alayam, a temple with over 90 years of rich history is located within the vicinity of the world famous Batu Caves. Formerly known as Sri Muniandy Alayam, was originally built as a hut in early 1930. The temple has now evolved into a full Saivite temple and is known as Sri Siva Muneeswarar Alayam with Moolavar Sri Gangathereswarar and Thayaar Sri Mangalaambigai as the main deity.

The other deities worshipped at the temple are Sri Ganapathy, Sri Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Sri Maha Mariamman, Sri Sandigeswarar, Sri Bairavar, Sri Thatchanamoorthy and Navagrahas. The new temple which had undergone its first Holy Consecration Ceremony (Maha Kumbabishegam) on 8th June 2006 is equipped with a multi purpose hall which is now being used to carry out weddings, engagements, meetings, Bharatha Naatiyam classes, Yoga classes, and other cultural programs.

Here are some key aspects about the temple:

  1. Location: It is situated along Jalan Ipoh, a prominent road in Kuala Lumpur known for its diverse cultural and religious landmarks.
  2. Deity: The main deity worshipped in the temple is Lord Siva in his form as Muneeswarar. Muneeswarar is often associated with protection and is believed to bring blessings and prosperity to the devotees.
  3. Architecture and Design: Like many Hindu temples, Sri Siva Muneeswarar Alayam features traditional South Indian temple architecture with colorful and intricate sculptures depicting various deities and mythological figures.
  4. Community and Activities: The temple serves as a focal point for the local Hindu community, providing a place for worship, religious ceremonies, and cultural activities. It often hosts festivals and events that celebrate Hindu traditions and rituals.
  5. Accessibility: Being located in Kuala Lumpur, the temple is easily accessible by public transportation and is open to visitors of all backgrounds who wish to explore Hindu culture and spirituality.

Visiting Sri Siva Muneeswarar Alayam can offer visitors a glimpse into the rich religious heritage of Malaysia’s Hindu community and provide a serene environment for prayer and reflection.

Additional Details

  • Temple Address:Batu 6 1/2, Jalan Ipoh & 1, Wilayah Persekutuan Bulatan Batu Caves, 68100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Temple Email:srisivamalayam@gmail.com
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