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.
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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
- Opening Hours: Daily 05:30 –13:00 & 17:00 – 21:30
- Address: 3, Lorong Scott, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2274 2987
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/SriKandaswamyTemple/