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Powerd By : NorthPony
Nagarathar Sivan Temple

 

     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 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. There is a separate entrance to a female deity, hence the shrine to Shiva's consort Shakti has its own entrance.

     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.

     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.

     This 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.

 

Penang Nagarathar Sivan Temple
No. 110, Jalan Dato Keramat,
10150 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact Number: 04-2268500

 

 

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