Saturday, 28 September 2013

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you went to the Guan Di Temple at Chinatown area, walk ahead and you will find the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. This temple was build on 1873 and constructed by Thamboosamy Pillai as a private shrine. 



Then, this temple opened for public on 1920s and claimed as one of the most eloborate Hindu temples with intriguing designs and intricate carving of Hindu deities. Amongst them are Lord Ganesha, Lord Murruga, Lord Siva and Goddess Lakshmi. 





This temple was decorated with gold embellishments, expensive stones and also hand-painted motives to despict the stories of Hinduism. In the meantime, Italian and Spanish tiles been use to cover the wall and interior of the temple.



Now, the South Indian style gopuram (tower) is the tallest structure here with 23 meters high of 5 tiers pyramid-shaped and gated with scupltured by Hindu Gods which made by artisan from South India.