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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Postal Address:
Bangsar Park,
Kuala Lumpur,

Hailed as the most famous Amman temple in Malaysia, Sri Maha Mariamman temple was founded in 1873 by the then leader of the South Indian Traders Union, Mr. Kayaroganam Pillay. Using his influence, he built a small attap hut and placed in it the image of Amman.

But since during the time, the Kuala Lumpur town was undergoing a great deal of growth, the temple had to make way for a train station that was being planned. Therefore, in 1885,Mr. Kayaroganam Pillai met up with the then Chinese Community leader Yap Ah Lai and secured a piece of land in Kaptan Kudil where the new Mariamman shrine was built.