Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom179,494 contributions
    Colourful south indian temple
    The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest and reputedly the richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur and originally catering mainly to the South Indian Tamil community of the city, although there were not obviously ethnic Tamils when I visited. Architecturally, it’s a typical South Indian Dravidian style temple with an outstanding and highly ornate 5 tiered gopuram directly above the entrance to the temple. Inside is colourful like most South Indian temples with lots of sculptures of Hindu gods. I recommend going during a pooja when the faithful come to pray when I got to witness the priest performing a ceremony. The temple is located not far from the very touristy Chinatown and Petaling street market. This temple is worth visiting as part of any itinerary that includes the aforementioned attractions. The temple is colourfully lit up at night with 5 colours and looks pretty.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 13 January 2020
  • Laura T
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom6,965 contributions
    beautiful temple with many colour carvings and paintings
    This colourful temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. There is an amazingly beautifully ornate entranceway and many intricate carvings and statues inside the temple, including an impressive mural wall. This is a very peaceful temple in the middle of a very busy district of Kuala Lumpur - 4 minutes walk from Petaling Street Market. I was wearing baggy shorts to the knee and still had to wrap around a sarong around my waist to my feet. Shoulders and knees must be covered by women to enter. Shoes have to be taken off to the left of the entranceway, for a fee of 20cents each. Free entry to the temple. Tourists are made to feel very welcome, although this is also an active temple with many worshipers there when we visited. Recommended to visit both during the day and also at night when the temple is lit up with colourful lights. We spent around 20 minutes here to having a good look around and taking lots of photos. Unfortunately, there is very little information available about the temple. It was however, generally well maintained and very beautiful.
    Visited February 2020
    Written 12 March 2020
  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, California813 contributions
    Nice Hindu Temple
    Nice Hindu Temple squeezed in a bustling city. You can check your shoes in for 30 cents in the local currency as you enjoy the temple grounds. It’s very colorful with many Gods and was a nice experience.
    Visited February 2020
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2020
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK934 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
One of the few remaining Indian parts of little India, the delightful well maintained temple is certainly worth a visit if in the area.
Written 2 October 2023
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eCe7XY*l
15 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Incredible!!!

Wow we were lost for words visiting this temple! So incredibly beautiful!

Shoes are kept safe for 0.2 cents at the entrance.

Each model and statue is beautifully created and colourful. So much to see and learn about the Hindu religion.

Right in the heart of Chinatown and so unexpected until you walk in!
Written 1 October 2023
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Mavi5
Invercargill, New Zealand65 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Enjoyed our visit. For a few ringgit you can leave your shoes securely. This temple is beautifully tiled and the statues are crafted well - the temple is well cared for.
Written 9 July 2023
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland326 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a beautiful place to visit and there was a ceremony going on . Hard to tell what but the music and rituals were fabulous. Well worth a visit . Women provided with scarfs to cover your legs if you don’t have any and remove your shoes which the mind in baskets for minimal fee
Written 2 July 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China13,899 contributions
Feb 2023
Sri Mahamariamman Temple is a major Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately it is under renovation without much to offer at the moment. More interested visitors can go inside when outside prayer hours.
Written 19 February 2023
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Gopi
Hanoi, Vietnam567 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
As a visit to Kottumalai Pillayar temple is a must, equally it is important to visit this great temple to seek the divine blessings of Maha Mariamman. On every visit I make it a point to visit this huge temple, which brings back my fond memories of my visit to many great temples in South India. These are all goosebumps moments and I certainly consider myself fortunate to seek her divine blessings.
Written 15 December 2022
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B T
London, UK1,194 contributions
Aug 2022
You can go inside at certain times for free. You have to take your shoes off and pay 20 sen to leave them at a stand next to the entrance. The best bit is the entrance tower (which you can see from the street outside at any time), the inside isn't as good so it's not the end of the world if you go when it is closed.
Written 14 August 2022
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji970 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Well maintained Hindu temple didn't go inside but it is quite small. Good photography spot as the street isn't that busy.
Written 26 June 2022
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Farah X
Sutton Bonington, UK36 contributions
Apr 2022
the attention to detail on this temple is extraordinary. the colours are stunning. the attention to detail is also amazing.
Written 18 June 2022
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,274 contributions
May 2022
The temple was closed when we arrived but we could still peek inside through the open doors. Also, the front entry area is quite remarkable even if you cannot go inside. It was unclear whether the closure was COVID related or not. It seemed to be just closed during the middle of the afternoon.
Written 31 May 2022
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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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