sri sithi vinayagar temple malaysia

Important information

  • Location:Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Section 4, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Festivals: Ganesha Chathurthi For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Ganesh For Other Deity Detail Click here
  • Languages: Malay & English
  • Darshan Timings: 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Best Season To Visit: All
  • Contact Number: +9160377821730
  • How To Reach

Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple is a Hindu temple located along Jalan Selangor in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It is also generally referred to as the PJ Pillaiyar Temple. The resident deity is Ganesha in the form of Sri Sithi Vinayagar. The temple is said to be the biggest temple in Malaysia devoted to Lord Ganesha.

History

The history of the Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple dates back to the early 1950s when Petaling Jaya was established as a residential suburb to ease the over-population of quick-growing Kuala Lumpur. The new township attracted many residents and also soon the Hindu population of Petaling Jaya increased dramatically. At this stage, the pioneer Hindu residents felt the great need for their own place of worship. This temple was one of the first Vinayagar Temple in Malaysia

Architecture

1st Maha Kumbabishegam
The foundation stone for the temple was laid by philanthropist Sri P. Govindasamy Pillai J.P of Singapore on 8 July 1962. Building works progressed on time and the 1st Maha Kumbabishegam of the Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Petaling Jaya was held on 8 November 1964 to consecrate the temple.
2nd Maha Kumbabishegam
The next phase of development was launched in 1972. Permanent extensions, reconstruction of the gopuram with additional sculpture works, as well as an Eluntharuli mandapam were included in this project. The second Maha Kumbabishegam of the temple was celebrated on 4 September 1972. Construction of the 2-story Multi-Purpose Mandapam costing RM 580,000 was carried out in 1985 and also 1986. The old office building and staff residence block were demolished, to make way for the new Hall. The Baalasthaapanam ceremony was carried out on 4 July 1990.
3rd Maha Kumbabishegam
The foundation stone for the new temple was laid on 30 November 1992, Maha Kumbabishegam on 12 June 1994.
4th Maha Kumbabshegam
As required by the Agamic principles, that temples should undergo renovations in cycles of 12 years, the management committee initiated the 4th Maha Kumbabishegam project in December 2006. The Balasthabanam event was held on 3 November 2006. The Marathadi Pillaiyar and Sri Durgai Amman Shrines were relocated and restructured. The 4th Maha Kumbabishegam was conducted on 7 February 2007.

Idol

Ganesh Idol

Festivals

  • Ganesha Chathurthi
  • Deepavali
  • Maha Sivaratri
  • Navarathri

Nearby Attractions

  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • Batu Caves
  • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • Snake Temple
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • Buddhist Maha Vihara
  • Wat Chetawan

How to Reach

If you want to go from India then first go to Kaula Lumpur get you can reach there with the help of a tour operator.
visa is on arrival

Temple Timings

Darshan Timing

08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
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