The Dhoby Ghaut Temple is one of the Hindu temples erected by the dhobies, Indians involved in the laundry business. It was named after Dhoby Ghaut, the stretch of river where the laundry men built stone steps leading to water's edge. This particular temple is located right next to the river, and even today, the Indians are still conducting the laundry business. A visit to the temple takes one pass laundried bedsheets being dried in the lawn. The name "ghaut" refers to the stone steps leading down towards Sungai Air Terjun.
The main entrance of Dhoby Ghaut Temple faces Jalan Air Itam, through an entranceway flanked by houses of the Indian community. It can also be entered through an approach from York Road, near Masjid Jalan York.
Approach to Dhoby Ghaut Temple from Jalan Air Itam (8 March, 2009)
Naduthurai Sri Devi Karumariamman
150 Jalan Air Itam
10460 George Town, Penang
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