Sri Maha Mariamman Temple



Sri Maha Mariamman Temple was founded in 1873 in the early years of Kuala Lumpur (KL has its origins in the 1850s) as a private shrine by the Pillai family. It was later opened to the public in the late 1920s. Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest functioning Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The current structure of the temple was errected and 1968 and was recently renovated again.

The temple is the starting point for the Thaipusam procession to the Batu Caves when thousands of devotees gather outside the temple carrying containers of milk as offering to  Lord Muruga. From here they start their journey about 15km long walk to Batu Caves which attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees and visitors every January during Thaipusam celebration.

The temple is centrally located in the Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur. It can be reached within a few minutes while walking around the Chinatown / Central Market / Merdeka Square area. The closest LRT station is Pasar Seni, which is a mere 5min walk away.



 Location : No. 163, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Phone : +603-20785323 

 Fax : +603-20310272 

 Email : admin@batucavesmuruga.org

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