Here is everything you need to know about Arulmigu Shri Ramalingeswarar Temple
A beautiful and magnificent siva temple located in the heart of kuala lumpur city at bangsar (jalan maarof) with Shiva both as the Lingam & Lord nataraja, dancing gloriously, vibrating the entire universe, showering his grace to entire mankind. this temple was initiated, strictly by following the ancient agamic rules. it was this temple in Malaysia, that was chosen and closely monitored in the process of it being built, by the great disciple of Swami Gnanananda Giri, - saint, Sri Swami Haridas Giri. it is very rare that one would come across temples in Malaysia built under the guidance of saints and highly spiritual persons.
Lord Nataraja's statue in this temple is believed to be more than a 100 years old. Sri Ramalingeswarar's statue in this temple too is more than a 100 years. once before, prior to the 1st kumbhabhisegam, it was decided to send-off this statue into the waters of the sea. our lord was brought to the seaside and was tied to a rope and put into the water to sink. a voice was heard, saying, behold, do not, do not...take me back.... those entrusted with the duty ignored the call and continued to sink the lord into the sea. a miracle happened, whereby a passing police patrol vehicle pulled up, and two policemen stopped to witness the event, and ordered the workers to take back the lord, and thus, our lord "came back" to this temple to grace his devotees. Other uniqueness about this temple include:-
- To be the first "GO GREEN - SAVE THE PLANET" place of Hindu worship, on the materials used for construction, a role model temple in Malaysia. Thus, an eco-friendly monument.
- To be the first "HANDICAP FRIENDLY" temple in Malaysia, which caters for all handicap persons to be able to reach the front of the sanctum sanctorum.
- To be the only temple in the world, (outside India) where one is able to witness the yearly Chariot Procession for the 63 Saivite Saints (Nayanmars), going around the vicinity in Bangsar, accompanied by musicians, together with the melodious songs of Thirumurais being recited, vibrating entire Bangsar. You need thousand (1,000) eyes, to witness the beauty, of this occasion.
31st January 2012
The Arulmigu Sri Ramalingeswarar Temple in Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, has finally been gazetted as a place of worship by the Federal Territory Land and Mines (FTLM) office.Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said it took two years to get the 0.2ha land gazetted as a place of worship.[...]Continue Reading
29th January 2012
The 100 year old Sri Ramalingeswarar temple had its Maha Kumbhabhishegam on 29th January. The event was from 9am onwards, but we went a bit early. About 20,000 people were expected [...]Continue Reading
13th January 2012
MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam wants temple committees and religious organisations to formulate measures to ensure the continuation of Hindu customs and traditions, Makkal Osai reported. He said there should be religious classes weekly at temple premises for youths so they may know and sing religious hymns in the future. Speaking at a fund-raising dinner for Sri Ramalingeswarar Temple last week, he said many children were involved in unwanted social activities due to lack of guidance and motivation. [...]Continue Reading