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Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple






Arulmigu Naga Naathar TempleArulmigu Naga Naathar Temple (1 July, 2012)



The Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple, also known as the Naga Naathar Temple, is a small shrine within the compound of the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple complex. It is dedicated to the king cobra, or naga naathar. It is located at Jalan Kebun Bunga, behind the Gandhiji Ashram.

The Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple had been consecrated three times. The first was on 4 December 1978, the second on 13 December 1990, and the most recent consecration on 13 July 2006.

In 2012, the temple is further expanded with the construction of the mandapa or pillared outdoor pavilion.5 October, 2008

Sanctum sanctorum of the Arulmigu Naga Naathar TempleSanctum sanctorum of the Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple (1 July, 2012)


Nearby Sights

The following are other sights within the vicinity of Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple which you may also consider exploring. The sights are arranged according to their sequence as you enter Jalan Kebun Bunga.
  1. Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple: Right side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  2. Sri Meenakshi Sundraeswar Temple: Left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  3. Penang Municipal Park, left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  4. Gandhiji Ashram, within the same compound as the Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple, left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  5. Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple, within the same compound as the Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple, left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  6. Balathandayuthapani Temple Left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  7. Moon Gate Left side of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  8. Penang Botanic Gardens End of Jalan Kebun Bunga
  9. Botanical Gardens Waterfalls Inside the Penang Botanic Gardens


Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple (5 October, 2008)


Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple during the unveiling of the Gandhi statue (5 October, 2008)


Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple during the unveiling of the Gandhi statue (5 October, 2008)

Location Map

The Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple is located within the same compound as the Gandhiji Ashram, also called the Dewan Mahatma Gandhi. The map below shows the location of the Gandhiji Ashram.

List of Hindu Temples in Penang and Hindu Temples in Malaysia

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