Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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This intricately detailed South Indian temple is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873.
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  • Pasar Seni • 3 min walk
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  • eCe7XY*l
    52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Woooow! So beautiful!
    Incredible!!! Wow we were lost for words visiting this temple! So incredibly beautiful! Shoes are kept safe for 0.2 cents at the entrance. Each model and statue is beautifully created and colourful. So much to see and learn about the Hindu religion. Right in the heart of Chinatown and so unexpected until you walk in!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strict No Shoes Policy
    This was one of the stops in Central Market area and the first Indian Temple visit for this trip in KL. It actually was quieter inside than I expected. They were very strict with ensuring no shoes were worn inside or even carried in the hands or inside a bag. A bunch of carts were in front selling various combinations of offerings for the temple. Once inside we walked through two floors. The first floor was very bright with colorful tiles, gold trims used throughout. On the second floor, the windows gave views of the statues mounted on the rooftop. We spent about 15 minutes inside.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Gwen Chia
    94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur
    Built in 1873 in South Indian style, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in KL. The temple's most outstanding feature is the impressive 5-tiered gopuram (tower). It is the tallest structure in the temple. The dramatic 22.9 m (75 ft) high pyramid-shaped gate tower is decorated with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ornate 'Raja Gopuram'
    The Temple dates to 1873 with the present structure constructed in 1968. I was informed that it is the oldest and wealthiest Hindu Temple in KL. The entrance is a remarkable structure, very similar to those sighted in Sri Lanka and Singapore, a highly decorated Gopuran tower of five tiers and height of 75 feet featuring Hindu deities. I made a donation and paid the pittance for my sandals to be stored and wandered inside to be met with more buildings, all ornate and decorated with many murals and frescoes. The Main Prayer and adjacent shrines were busy with worshippers. Interesting temple and worth visiting to gain a better understanding of other faiths.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 April 2024
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BrisbaneTraveldoctor
Brisbane, Australia424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Just around the corner from Petaling St Chinatown markets & close to the Central Markets- so easy to fit in if you are in the area.

We were lucky enough to visit when there was a ceremony taking place so there was lots of colour & activity.

Lovely ornate facade & lots of frescoes inside.

You need to check your shoes into the ‘cloak’ room (20 sens/pair). For that women are also given a sarong & something to cover their shoulders (if they are bare).
Written 4 January 2020
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Very easy to reach the temple, everytime I make a visit just by foot. Located at city centre KL ,the temple is crowded with people around the world.
" Give respect, and you will get respect " is an crucial cultural rules. Treated your daily life game ,as if you are going to a temple.
Written 17 February 2020
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Gopi
Hanoi, Vietnam633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
As a visit to Kottumalai Pillayar temple is a must, equally it is important to visit this great temple to seek the divine blessings of Maha Mariamman. On every visit I make it a point to visit this huge temple, which brings back my fond memories of my visit to many great temples in South India. These are all goosebumps moments and I certainly consider myself fortunate to seek her divine blessings.
Written 15 December 2022
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China20,278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Sri Mahamariamman Temple is a major Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately it is under renovation without much to offer at the moment. More interested visitors can go inside when outside prayer hours.
Written 19 February 2023
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was one of the stops in Central Market area and the first Indian Temple visit for this trip in KL. It actually was quieter inside than I expected.

They were very strict with ensuring no shoes were worn inside or even carried in the hands or inside a bag. A bunch of carts were in front selling various combinations of offerings for the temple.

Once inside we walked through two floors. The first floor was very bright with colorful tiles, gold trims used throughout. On the second floor, the windows gave views of the statues mounted on the rooftop.

We spent about 15 minutes inside.
Written 18 October 2023
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a beautiful place to visit and there was a ceremony going on . Hard to tell what but the music and rituals were fabulous. Well worth a visit . Women provided with scarfs to cover your legs if you don’t have any and remove your shoes which the mind in baskets for minimal fee
Written 2 July 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Temple dates to 1873 with the present structure constructed in 1968. I was informed that it is the oldest and wealthiest Hindu Temple in KL. The entrance is a remarkable structure, very similar to those sighted in Sri Lanka and Singapore, a highly decorated Gopuran tower of five tiers and height of 75 feet featuring Hindu deities. I made a donation and paid the pittance for my sandals to be stored and wandered inside to be met with more buildings, all ornate and decorated with many murals and frescoes. The Main Prayer and adjacent shrines were busy with worshippers. Interesting temple and worth visiting to gain a better understanding of other faiths.
Written 2 April 2024
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Gwen Chia
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Built in 1873 in South Indian style, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in KL.

The temple's most outstanding feature is the impressive 5-tiered gopuram (tower). It is the tallest structure in the temple. The dramatic 22.9 m (75 ft) high pyramid-shaped gate tower is decorated with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India.
Written 21 October 2023
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is an authentic Hindu temple visited by practicing hindus who migrated to Kuala Lumpur. Its architecture is similar to most hindu temples. Ornately decorated inside. You need to remove your shoes and women must cover their head and shoulders.
Written 9 February 2020
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AdelaideFamilyof5
Reynella, Australia1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We walked through some food markets from Petaling Street and was a bit taken aback at the number of rats running around. Cats and chickens were in cages and we even saw 1 man peeing in a small enclosed area near food. Not a great experience so if your walking, you may want to avoid it.

The temple itself is beautiful. We had just had a foot massage so we didn't enter as you need to remove your shoes. Unable to comment on the inside.
Written 7 January 2020
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