The Sri Mahamariamman Temple (Tamil: ஸ்ரீ மகாமாரியம்மன் திருக்கோவில்,கோலாலம்பூர்) is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at the edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar (formerly High Street). In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples.
From its inception, the temple provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.
|Monday||6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:30 – 9:00 PM|
William Wong | Jan 8, 2018
Before entering the temple, we had to take off our shoes and placed them in a tray at the counter beside the entrance. The charge was RM0.20 per pair of shoe. Most Hindu temples have a tall tower with plenty of figurines at the entrance and this was no exception. The tower was impressive with good sculpture. At the back was a block of building of several storeys that looked like quarters and possibly part office.
Flaviu Rizeanu | Feb 10, 2018
In the heart of things near the market street, this hindu temple stands out through the tall roof with hundreds of colorful sculptures. Free entrance however they will ask you 0.20 rm for keeping your shoes safe (you will enter bear foot the temple) which is a very very small amount but if you feel "forced" to pay you can actually leave your shoes outside without problems. Women cannot enter in shorties (but men are allowed). There are also 2 chinese temples in walking distance. Here are some pictures:
PORKALAI SUBRAMANIYAN | Feb 15, 2018
Malaysia Hindus Mother Temple. More 180 years Old temple. One of the best and must visit tourist place. Traditional temple in Malaysia Hindus.
Kviten | Feb 4, 2018
Take your shoes off and don't sit with your legs stretched out. The entrance is free of charge, 20¢ is for the shoes storage. The temple is smallish, but still worth seeing.
Thevendran Samugham | Jan 24, 2018
The holy place that gives you mind relaxing and almighty blessing. Om Mariamman Pootri Poorthi...
Sabrina Lyssi | Apr 4, 2018
The first Hindu temple I ever visited! I was amazed!!!!! Super colorful yet modest. I was lucky enough to have also seen and experienced the afternoon prayer. Hindu traditional live music, sorry I don't know the instruments, and a slow walk around the Temple, applying respect to the Hindu Lords, whose statues were found in several corners. A must visit, although if you just pass from the street it will drag you in, as the front of the Temple is a masterpiece of architectural Art!!!!!
Debalina G | Mar 16, 2018
Such a divine place. Definitely a must-see in Kuala Lumpur. Well maintained. The temple is very conveniently located near to Pasar Seni metro station. Need to take off your shoes before entering. Camera, phones are allowed.
Dimas Anggoro | Apr 25, 2018
Beautiful temple in the middle of a busy shopping district. So different from Balinese Hindu temple I've visited. The place is so colorful and beautiful and there are still many people doing hindunese prayer. You cannot wear shoes inside, so you must take off your shoes and leave it on the locker outside. They wont charge you money, but a coin box is available. Put 0,3-05 RM wont hurt.
Paulo Perido | Apr 29, 2018
Take off your shoes before entering. They will give you a sarong to use if you are wearing short shorts. Snap pictures and be quiet. Donation at your discretion.
T. Spark | Apr 5, 2018
Taking off shoes is needed as usual. It's raining the day I went there and it's not so convenient to walk on bare foot. Being a modern architecture it may not have the kind of beauty you would like to see in this temple. A temple of the same name can be found in Chinatown in Singapore, and that temple is much more impressive.
jenny clara | Apr 28, 2018
Amazing It's free but you just pay for keeping your shoes You d better visit this temple you can see a lot of Gods in hindu and small statues When i visited there there was wedding ceremony aliving culture.
Lenka Prokešová | May 11, 2018
Beautiful Hindu temple. Very clean inside. Entrance for free. At around 6.30 pm we received free food as offering - 3 types of rice (with brown sugar, yellow with tamarind and a spicy chilly one) with chickpeas. Very tasty and a peaceful atmosphere.
Faisal Rasool | Jun 7, 2018
A historical Hindu temple with many interesting things to view. A calm place to rest for few minutes and think about life.
Sam Styles | Jul 8, 2018
Would not recommend, not worth the time. Really bad vibe. One member of staff was polite and friendly, the rest did not really have any manners. We arrived and removed our shoes, putting them in our bag. The staff flipped at this and got rather annoyed. Fair enough they want money to store then, and they might not want shoes in the place, but deal with it in a kind way. Costs 20c to put your shoes in “storage” - as we then found out. They also give you a drape to cover your knees if needed. The vibe in the Temple was terrible, locals just lying around, chatting etc. The floor was rather dirty and also wet in places (no rain). •tip, if you are wearing socks, take them off too. Overall, bad vibe and not much to see, staff are not friendly and there is nothing really spiritual about the place at all. Head down to a Mosque, much more welcoming and willing to share.
Bruno Hebling Vieira | Jun 28, 2018
You have to pay 20 cents to guard your shoes in a shoe rack just outside (or alternatively just abandon them on the sidewalk). Women have to dress modestly (they provide a long skirt like a sarong to them if they are wearing short clothes). By far the most authentic Hindu temple I visited in Malaysia so far (and it's also its largest). Recommended.
Paul Frederick Chiongson | Aug 10, 2018
Interesting spot for tourists. People let you take photos of the them if you are polite and not to "in their face" photos. Its 20cent to leave your shoes as you have to be barefoot in the temple.
prasheetha silvanazan | Jul 28, 2018
It a great temple to go if your coming to malaysia. Its older than 200 years and its steady. So you must come to this temple.
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