World’s First Glass Temple in Malaysia
Posted by hinduexistence on April 21, 2010
A great Hindu Glass Temple in Malaysia
by Sreekumar Menon
The Star quoted temple chairman S. Sinnathamby as saying that 95 per cent of the temple’s walls, ceiling, domes and pillars have been adorned with over a million pieces of colourful glass imported from Thailand , Japan and Belgium .
The total cost of the temple is approximately three million ringgits.
Sinnathamby added that the glass pieces were carefully put together by nine Myanmar workers, and motifs and symbols like the Swastika, Namam and Sri Chakra were created from the glass pieces in seven colours.
The temple was built on land awarded by the Sultan of Johor in 1922, and it was renovated for the first time in 1996.
The air-conditioned temple can accommodate about 1,500 devotees.
Though Malaysia is a Muslim Country, the persecuted Hindus of Malaysia have formed various Hindu Forums and Organizations to keep alive their tradition of Indian roots and their ancestral Hindu faith through colourful Hindu rituals and practices.
Posted by Upananda Brahmachari.