Sri Mariamman Temple


This private shrine is the oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Built in the 1870s by the migrants from India, this temple is the most striking religious monument in old KL — considering the fact that an important Indian temple is set in a busy Buddhist area of Chinatown.

Packed Around Deepavali

This temple is packed on Deepavali with devotees offering their prayer on the holy day.

The idol from the temple is paraded to the Batu Caves Temple in a silver chariot during the wee hours of Thaipusam festival in January or February each year.

If you are not a Hindu, you could still enter. But leave your shoes at the entrance.

How To Get Here?

By Train
Get off at the Pasar Seni station or Plaza Rakyat. The temple is within 15 minutes walking distance.

By Bus
Take any bus heading to Kotaraya the mall is opposite Chinatown.

Should cost you no more than RM15 from anywhere within the city.