It is one of the most prominent Sri Lankan Tamil temples in Malaysia. It is huge, displays rich Sri Lankan Tamil architecture, and has become a popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur.
Sri Kandaswamy Temple
Sri Kandaswamy Temple is a Saivite style temple that has been gracing Malaysia for over 100 years. Sri Kandaswamy Temple appears elegant and graceful with lofty towers, beautiful vimanas bearing golden domes.
well-decorated halls, elegant and majestic pillars, mind inspiring architecture and sculptural works to instill devotion in one’s mind.
The residing deity, Sri Shakthi Vel Peruman, together Lord Shamugar has been worshipped. Other deities installed at Sri Kandaswamy temple are Idampuri Vinayahar, Sri Raajaarajeswari, Navakkirahams, Sri Saneeswarar.
And Sri Vairavar, Sri Sandeswarar, the recently installed Sri Utchava Vel Perumaan and the Samaya Kuravar.
Among the notable features in Sri Kandaswamy Temple are the huge golden Kodimaram, the Vasantha Mandapam and Yagasalai Peedam.
The temple has a sacred pond called Skandapuspakarani. A sacred Kadambam tree and a sacred garden with the pond, Saravanapoikai, also add on to the charm of the temple compound.
Two pairs of peacocks enhance the beauty and popularity of the garden.
Sri Kandaswamy Temple is hailed as one of the first temples in Malaysia to have celebrated the Soora Samhara festival and one of two temples in Malaysia to celebrate the Kathirgama Kodiyetram festival.
For the first time in the history of Malaysia, a Hindu temple has been featured on a postal stamp, and it is honored Sri Kandaswamy Temple postal stamps are now on sale.
Time to visit
Mornings: 5.30 am – 1.30 pm with Abishegams at 6.00 am and 11.30 am, and Poojas at 7.00 am and 1.30 pm.
Evenings: 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm with Abishegam at 5.30 pm and Pooja at 6.30 pm.
Arthajama Pooja is performed at 9.30 pm daily prior to closing.