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Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, Gelugor



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Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, GelugorSri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, Gelugor (1 July, 2007)


Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam (GPS: 5.3689, 100.3105) is a Hindu temple in Gelugor, Penang. It traces its history to a small shrine of the Tamil settlement of Gelugor, at a time when the Tamils were breeding cattle in the area. To the Indians, the area was once known as Perai Tholam, or large estate, referring to the cattle and coconut estates that were in Gelugor until the mid 1960's.

The Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam has an ornate gopuram, or entrance tower, with sculptures of deities and beasts, completed in multi colors.

Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, GelugorSri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, Gelugor (1 July, 2007)

Contact

Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam
2514 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah

11700 Gelugor, Penang

Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, shrineSri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam, shrine (1 July, 2007)


Ganesha, Sri Veeraman Kaliamman DevasthanamPriest making offering to the Hindu deity Ganesha at Sri Veeraman Kaliamman Devasthanam (1 July, 2007)


Getting there

Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam is located along the main road, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. Rapid Penang Bus Nos. 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307 and 401 pass along the main road.

Sri Veerama Kaliamman Devasthanam is on the map of Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah

List of Hindu Temples in Penang and Hindu Temples in Malaysia

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