Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Located at the edge of Chinatown, Sri Mahamariamman Temple was founded in 1873 and is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. You don’t need to follow any religion to admire this beautiful temple and the ancients traditions and cultures it represents.



Over the years it has been rebuilt and enlarged into what you see today.

Key facts:

  • Founded in 1873
  • Major renovations began in 1968
  • The sculpted entrance gate features 228 Hindu idols
  • The temple construction represents the human body lying on it’s back.
  • The architectural style is known as Dravidian architecture.
  • Every year, at the festival of Thaipusam, a silver chariot housed at the temple carries the statue of Lord Muruga from the temple in a procession to Batu Caves.
  • Mariamman is a Hindu deity popularly worshipped by overseas Indians, especially Tamils


Entrance Cost: Free although you can pay a few ringgit which equals about 1 USD, to store your shoes and they are not allowed to be worn in the temple.

Address: Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, Jalan Bandar

How to get there: At the edge of Chinatown, Jalan Tun H. S. Lee runs parallel to Petaling Street. You can take the MyRapid LRT to Pasar Seni LRT Station which is on the Kelana Jaya Line. The temple is about 100 meters from the station.

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