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Nagarathar Sivan Temple - Penang



Postal Address:
Penang Nagaratrhar Sivan Temple,
No. 110, Jalan Dato Keramat,
10150 Penang, Malaysia.
Telephone: 04-2268500,60-4-2620202.



Gopuram :

The gopuram in this temple comprises five tiers of figurines. Each figurine represents the various incarnations of Lord Shiva and characters from legends associated with the period when the temple was built.Sculptures in Hindu temples remind devotees of the physical and ideal worlds.

Main Door : The main door is specially carved out of quality timber, usually teak or sandalwood. The Carvings on the panel depict either scenes from legends or religious items.

Fact & Figures : This is a fine example of a South Indian-style temple.It's a male temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's garbagraham or karuvarai, the holy of holies corresponds to the head. This is where the main image of chief deity, Lord Shiva, is installed. The shrine for Shakti, the consort of Lord Shiva, is placed at the north-facing side of the mahamandabam which faces the south. It is customary to have a separate entrance for goddess in a 'male' temple.




How to Reach there: Nagarathar Sivan Temple is located near the start of Jalan Macalister. From the Komtar Bus Terminal, walk along Jalan Tek Soon to Jalan Penang. Cross Jalan Penang and turn left. Walk along Jalan Penang until you arrive at the junction of Jalan Macalister, and then cross Jalan Dato Kramat. Turn right and walk along Jalan Dato Kramat until you arrive at Nagarathar Sivan Temple on your left.

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Near By:

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Kuan Yin Temple-0.6 km
Yap Kongsi Temple-0.6 km
Khoo Kongsi Museum-0.4 km
Penang State Museum-1.6 km
The Park-0.2 km
Car Park-0.8 km
Bus Stop-1.7 km
LL Shop-0.5 km
Seng Thor Coffee Shop-1.0 km
Seow Fong Lye Coffee Shop-0.5 km
Gamma Shopping Complex-0.2 km
Sunway Carnival Shopping Complex-8.2 km
Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex-9.7 km
Penang Police Station -0.5 km
Beach Street Police Station-2.0 km
Dato Keramat Police Station-1.1 km