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Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple






The Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple is a Hindu temple in the compound of the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple complex. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity with the elephant head. Ganesha is one of the best known deities in the Hindu Pantheon. He is the first son of the deity Shiva. His mother is the deity Parvati. Ganesha is reverred as the "lord of beginnings", "lord of obstacles", "remover of obstacles", patron of arts and sciences, and god of intellect and wisdom.

Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar TempleArulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple (1 July, 2012)


Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar was constructed in 1951 by the Hindu Mahajana Sangam, the association founded by Indian waterfront workers. It was originally known as Pillaiyar Kovil and was managed by the association, or sangam. Since then, the Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple has been rebuilt twice. Its second consecration was carried out on 29 April, 1979. Today the temple is managed by the Hindu Endowment Board.

Nearby Sights

The following are other sights within the vicinity of the Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar 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 Naga Naathar Temple, within the same compound as the Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar 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 Sree Ganeshar Temple (3 January, 2005)


Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple (5 October, 2008)

Location of Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple on the map

List of Hindu Temples in Penang and Hindu Temples in Malaysia

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