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Balathandayuthapani Temple

 


     The Balathandayuthapani Temple is better known as the Waterfall Hill Temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. It was moved from the grounds of the Penang Botanical Gardens.

     According to popular belief, a sadhu (holy man) chose a spot close to the waterfalls for a shrine dedicated to Murugan.

     The place was called thanner malai, means water hill. The Balathandayuthapani temple became the focus of the annual Thaipusam celebrations since the 1850's.

     When the British authorities decided to turn the water catchment area around the waterfall into a reservoir around the turn of the 20th century, then the original shrine moved to its present site on 11 acres of hillside. The Balathandayuthapani temple has undergone several major renovations. At the foot of the staircase leading to the Balathandayuthapani temple is a shrine dedicated to the deity Ganesha. The Sree Ganeshar Temple has since developed into a separate temple in its own right, and with its own devotees.

                

 



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