Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple
Set among the limestone hills in Ipoh, The Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar is not something to be missed. The temple was founded in 1930. It is a place for Hindu devotees to worship its main deity, Lord Murugan.
Besides the altar and the 21.3m-tall rajagopuram with 528 statues built in 2010, the temple also has a wedding hall and a dining hall. What makes the temple unique is its peacock enclosure. In Hindu mythology, peacocks are depicted as the preferred carrier of Lord Murugan.
Festivals such as Deepavali and Thaipusam are celebrated here. During Thaipusam, there will be a parade with lots of ‘kavadi’ and chariot moving towards the temple.
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Daily: 4.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m & 4.30 p.m – 9.00 p.m
There is no entrance fee. However, donation is encouraged.
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