Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple

KL Sentral Attractions

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple is a colourful, ornate shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Muruga. A popular tourist attraction that dates to 1902, it is centrally located along Lorong Scott inn Brickfields, about a 10-minute drive from KL Sentral Station and the Little India commercial district.

Featuring a traditional Sri Lankan architectural style, the entrance is decorated with statues of hundreds of Hindu deities. Local devotees believe this shrine to be the threshold between the material and spiritual worlds. Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple houses a pavilion beside a reflecting lotus pond, with peacocks wandering through the main courtyard. Photography is not allowed inside the house of worship, but you can take photos of its colourful entrance gate.

Read More

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple is best visited during annual festivities such as Thaipusam (January or February), when you get to see thousands of devotees offering prayers to the statue of Lord Muruga before making their way to the iconic Batu Caves. On this occasion, devotees walk about 15 kilometres to the temple caves while carrying silver pots filled with milk, flowers, and various gifts above their heads.
Open daily, entrance to the temple is free of charge. As with any religious site in Malaysia, do dress appropriately and refrain from disturbing the monks and devotees during your visit in Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple.

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple

Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • 5 Restaurants with Great Views

    Whether for business or pleasure, our compilation of the best restaurants with views serve up a fantastic combination of Read More»

  • 10 Great Local Restaurants in KL

    10 Great Local Restaurants in KL

    Our list of the 10 best local restaurants in KL proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy Read More»

  • 10 Best Cafes in Kuala Lumpur

    Our 10 Best Cafes in Kuala Lumpur offer tantalising all-day brunch fare, quality coffee and tea, as well as sinfully Read More»

  • The Smoke House

    The Smoke House at The Majestic Kuala Lumpur harks back to a 1930s decadence in its offerings, which includes a private Read More»

  • Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden

    The Botanical Garden in the northern sector of Precinct 1 is a sanctuary for Malaysian plants as well as a research and Read More»

  • 10 Hotels Travellers Love Most in Bukit Bintang

    This list comprises of hotels travellers love most in Bukit Bintang, all of which have earned glowing reviews for Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.