Sri Krishna Bagawan Alagam Temple-Penang
The Sri Krishna Bagawan Alayam Temple in Taman Pekaka, Sungai Dua, is a recently expanded Hindu
temple. Penang Island has undertaken such rapid development that many of the Indian temples that
used to support the rural needs of the early settlers have to reinvent themselves for a totally
different, urban environment.
One such temple is the Sri Krishna Bagawan Alayam, at Taman Pekaka, Gelugor, Penang. When the
temple was founded, in the early 20th century, Taman Pekaka has not yet existed. The first temple
was constructed in an Indian settlement around Jalan Sungai Dua Besar, Lorong Sungai Dua and Batu
Uban. It was called Sri Ramar Madam-Math and was dedicated to the Hindu deity Krishna. It served
as the focal point for the surrounding Tamil community.
Around the year 1932, the temple was asked by the government to shift when its original site,
where the present USM Guard post in Jalan Sungai Dua is located, had to be vacated to facilitate
the construction of the Minden Army Barrack. The temple was provided with financial and building
material. A generous Chinese landlord leased out a plot of land for the building of the temple.
On 30 July 1965, the temple was registered with the Registrar of Societies, Penang, and at the
same time, took on a new name, Sri Krishna Bagawan Alayam. An anonymous buyer bought the land on
which the temple stood in 1966, and sold it to SPPK (Syarikat Koperasi Pegawai-Pegawai Kerajaan)
in 1968. From 1986, the temple committee was in active dialogue with the SPPK to purchase the
land and rebuilt the temple. An agreement was reached, and the SPPK completed the construction of
a new temple in August 1988. However, it failed to accommodate the growing needs and requirements
of the devotees. Hence, in 1991, another agreement was sealed to reconstruct the temple. After a
few years of delay, the temple was finally dedicated on 31 October 2004, at 10:10am.
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