Sri Ganesar Temple
Kottu Malai Ganesar temple
Kottu Malai Ganesar temple was founded in 1897, during the British colony, at the backyard of an
Englishman named Wagner’s bungalow. Wagner initially served in Malaya as a senior police
official, and thereupon as a practising lawyer. During that time, an Indian man, name unknown,
served under Wagner as his gardener.
In 1897, this gardener, with his meagre savings, had an
image of Lord Ganesha made, and placed it under a tree at the backyard of the garden he was
tending to. Regular prayers were carried out by the devoted gardener and soon word spread and
more people began pouring to attend the prayers. However, there existed a group of people who,
out of sheer jealousy, instigated Wagner to stop the prayer sessions.