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Nattukotai Chettiar Temple in Penang

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Nattukotai Chettiar Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Penang and perhaps the most famous. Dedicated to Lord Thandayuthapani, it is located on Jalan Kebun Bunga and was built in 1854 by Penang’s Chettiar community (immigrants from the Sivagangai and Pudukottai districts of Tamil Nadu, India).

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Consecrated on 12th December, 1857, its official designation is Nattukottai Chettiar’s Sri Thandayuthapani Temple and it is commonly called Thanneermalai Temple. This temple was built in the chokkattan-style (a layout similar to a plus sign) and is mostly made of Burmese teak, from its roof to its pillars. On the walls hang hundreds of religious paintings. It is the centre of the annual Thaipusam festival in Penang (which is attended by over 100,000 people), with a gate leading up to Waterfall Hilltop Temple, the destination of the procession from Penang’s Sri Mariamman Temple in Little India.

Nattukottai Chettiar Temple

  • Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga
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