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Celebrated temple becomes Singapore’s newest national monument

Celebrated temple becomes Singapore‚€ôs newest national monument
21 Oct 2014

Singapore has reason to celebrate as it has named the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple as its newest national monument.

The temple, which was established over 150 years ago in 1859 by the Nattukottai Chettiars, is now Singapore’s 67th monument following the announcement by The National Heritage Board (NHB).

Sri Thendayuthapani Temple is now the third Hindu temple to receive this status following Sri Mariamman Temple and Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

There is no doubt that the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple has a very rich culture and history given that it has been associated with Thaipusam, which is a famous festival that is celebrated by Tamil Hindus, especially the Chettiars who created the temple. The festival is held in honour of the Hindu god Murugan who defeated evil and represents power, virtue and youth.

The temple’s entrance tower (called a ‘gopuram’)  is also one of the tallest in Southeast Asia at 23 metres high, 20 metres long and seven metres broad.ADNFCR-408-ID-801755493-ADNFCR

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