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Penang Hindu Temples





Penang Hindu Temples were first built by Indian labourers as well as prisoners brought over from South India by the British. In addition to the blue collar workers, the merchant class including the Chettiars, the Chulias, the Sikhs as well as a small community of Gujaratis and other North Indians also made their way to Penang. Not all Indians are Hindus, those who profess the Muslim faith built mosques and shrines to their Muslim saints.

The Mahamariamman Temple in Queen Street and the Sri Rama Temple in York Close are two of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. Just about as old is the Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple in Penang Hill. All these temples began as small shrines which were enlarged into temples over time. As one of the places in Southeast Asia where Thaipusam is celebrated on a big scale, Penang also see several Hindu temples associated with this festival, especially those located around the Penang Botanical Gardens.

On this page, we list the Hindu temples in Penang which we have managed to document. Click the thumbnails for further details.

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple


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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple Batu Kawan அருள்மிகு பாலதண்டாயுதபாணி ஆலயம்

GPS: 5.26673, 100.41842

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Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple


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Arulmigu Naga Naathar Temple


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Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple


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Ayer Itam Maha Mariamman Temple
Jalan Air Itam


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Bayan Baru Sivan Temple (Sri Vishwanather Sri Visalatchi Alayam)


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Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Temple


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Bhaktivedanta Cultural Centre


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Dewi Sri Karumariaman Temple, Tanjung Bungah


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Dewi Sri Karumariamman Temple, Valdor


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Dewi Sri Muthu Mariamman & Deva Sada Muniswarar Temple


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Fort Point Hindu Temple


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Dhoby Ghaut Temple


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Gandhiji Ashram
@ Dewan Mahatma Gandhi


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Hare Krishna Temple


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Hill Top Sri Maha Muneeswarar Temple


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Kahlee Ama Temple
(Sri Ambakarathur Patrakaliamman)


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Kuil Sri Kaala Bairavar


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Mahamariamman Temple


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Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple


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Mount Erskine Sri Kaliamman Temple
Mount Erskine


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Nagarathar Sivan Temple
Dato Kramat Road


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Nattukottai Chettiar Temple
Jalan Kebun Bunga


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Original Balathandayuthapani Temple
Penang Botanic Gardens


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Shiva Statue of Balathandayuthapani Temple


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Shree Dharma Muniswarar Temple
Jalan Kampung Pisang


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Shree Kumbamuneeshwarar Thirukovil
Bukit Dumbar


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Shree Muniswarar Temple
Western Road / Jalan Kebun Bunga


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Silver Chariot House


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Sri Aathi Muneeswarar Temple
Hong Seng Estate, Mount Erskine


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Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple
Penang Hill


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Sri Bala Murugan Temple
Seberang Jaya


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Sri Dewa Jada Muniswarar
Bukit Mertajam


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Sri Jada Muniswarar Temple
Perak Road


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Sri Kalikaambal Temple, Taman Inderawasih


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Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple


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Sri Krishna Bagawan Alayam Temple, Taman Pekaka


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Sri Kunj Bihari Temple, Penang Road


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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Alma


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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Tanjung Bungah


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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Tasik Gelugor


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Sri Malai Muniswarar Temple, Mount Erskine


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Sri Mangalanayagi Amman Devasthanam, Bukit Mertajam

Sri Mangalanayagi Amman Devasthanam, Bukit Mertajam


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Sri Mangalanayagi Amman Temple, Bukit Tengah


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Sri Mathuraviran Temple, Hutton Lane


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Sri Meenakshi Sundraeswar Temple, Jalan Kebun Bunga


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Sri Meenatchi Sundereswarar Devasthanam Temple, Simpang Ampat


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Sri Muneeswarar Temple, Tanjong Tokong


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Sri Muniswaran Temple, Kelawei Road


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Sri Muniswarar Bathrakaliamman Temple, Paya Terubong


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Sri Muniswarar Temple, Taman Supreme


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Sri Murugan Paribalana Avai Temple, Mak Mandin


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Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Lorong Kulit


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Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Lumut Lane


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Sri Poomarathammal Temple, Gelugor


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Sri Poongga Muniswarar Temple, Kampung Jawa Baru


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Sri Ranganatha Swami Madalayam, Bukit Dumbar


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Sri Rama Temple, York Close


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Sri Rajamariamman Temple, Kampung Jawa Baru


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Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Kovil Temple, Fettes Park


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Sri Sakthi Durga Amman Temple, Kelawei Road


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Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, Prai


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Sri Singamuga Kaliamman Temple, Teluk Bahang


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Sri Sithi Vinayagar Devasthanam Temple, Nibong Tebal


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Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Bagan Luar


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Sri Sivasakthi Temple, Jalan Air Itam


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Sri Vallampuri Vinayagar Porrveeran Karumariamman Temple, Paya Terubong


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Sri Vazhikattum Muniswarar Temple, Jalan Lembah Permai


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Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam Temple, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah


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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Ipoh Lane


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Kovil Sungurumbai Nattukkottai Chettiars Temple, Bukit Mertajam

Sungurumbai Nattukkottai Chettiars Temple, Bukit Mertajam

GPS: 5.3623, 100.46286

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Thendayabani Muthumariamman Chettiar Temple, Balik Pulau


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Vellaipala Arulmigu Sri Muneeswarar Devasthanam, Balik Pulau


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