Sri Thendayuthapani Temple - Singapore
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Sri Thendayuthapani Temple also known as Chettiars' Temple is one of the oldest temple in Singapore and was built in 1859 A.D. by Nattukkottai Chettiars. It is managed by Chettiars' Temple Society, which also administers another temple Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple located in the center of China Town.
Sri Thendayuthapani temple is promoted by Singapore Tourism Board, as a tourist attraction. It is particularly famous for being one of the key temples hosting Thaipusam festival.
Located just opposite Fort Canning park, Sri Thendayuthapani Temple sprawls over a spacious area and is airy and bright. The main deity worshipped in this temple is Lord Sri Thendayuthapani also called Murugan. Lord Thendayuthapani is also knwon as Balasubrahmanyan, Shanmukhan, Swaminathan, Vallimanalan, Palaniandavar, Arumugan, Saravanan, Sevar Kodiyon, etc.
During its reconstruction, modern amenities were added to the temple that include a Marriage hall with dining facility.The consecration ceremony was conducted on 24th November 1983.
The temple was renovated and repainted again in 1996, followed by consecraton function on 29th November 1996.
6 important festivals: Thaipusam, LetchaArchanai for Meenakshi Amman & Durgai Amman, Navarathri, Skantha Shashti and Thiru Karthigai.