Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan - Hindu Temple - Penang Hill, Malaysia.
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N 05° 25.518 E 100° 16.099
47N E 640515 N 599823
Quick Description: Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan - Also known as The Penang Hill Hindu Temple. The oldest Hindu temples in Penang. Located at Penang Hill, Malaysia.
Location: Malaysia
Date Posted: 6/4/2017 2:10:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWFV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Wild Road
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Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan - Hindu Temple - Penang Hill, Malaysia.

"Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan or better known as the Penang Hill Hindu Temple, is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. It started off in the 1800's as a small shrine to the Hindu deity Murugan - the deity associated with Thaipusam - by the Indian sepoys and sedan chair carriers, and is located at a mount within Penang Hill called Gun Hill. A trident, or Murugan Vel, was installed there by the devotees. Over the years, it was enlarged and rebuilt. The present-day incarnation of the Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan is a very ornate Hindu temple in the Dravidian architectural style of South India.

The Dravidian style of constructing Hindu temples calls for four principal parts. The temple proper, or vimana, is the shrine with a tower, a mandapa, or porch, gopurams, or gate towers, and chawadis, or pillar halls. In addition, there would usually be a tank of water for use in sacred rituals or for cleansing." Text Source: (visit link) & (visit link)
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