Falim Karumariaman Muneeswarar Temple land gazetted as worship area

September 3rd, 2009 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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At least there’s some good news in the papers today!

The Perak Government has gazetted the land on which the popular Sri Maha Karumariaman Muneeswarar Temple sits in Jalan Lahat, Falim here as a “worship area.”

Announcing this Thursday, state executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the Hindu temple had a rich history dating back 80 years.

“People of different races and from different parts of the world come to worship here. It is also a popular tourist destination,” he told reporters after visiting the temple with state Indian affairs adviser Datuk S. Veerasingam.

Temple committee president K. Kanesan said the committee had been applying for the land title to the 0.5ha plot since 1974.

“We’ve been waiting for so long to get a land title and having the land gazetted as a worship area is far better than anything else.

“It is the best gift we could ever have,” Kanesan said while thanking the state government and Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

According to its priest Harcharan Singh, the temple attracts about 3,000 devotees with the number swelling to about 10,000 people during festivals.

One less temple to worry over land issues now. After 35 years of misery, they manage to get this “worship area” status – whatever that means and holds.  Hopefully its something permanent and valid in the eyes of the law.

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2 comments

  1. Kutty says:

    Hi Poobalan,

    Need your help on something.

    There were two hindu temples shown on Vaanavial 360 degrees program yesterday (6.Sept.09). I was unable to watch the program so i’m clueless but was informed about it.

    Would you be able to help me find out the name & location of these temples?

    The first one is in Ipoh near a big Neem tree

    the 2nd one is in Taiping & is called “Pacahi Amman temple”. It seems amman’s statue is green colour at that temple.

    Would you be able to help?

    Thanks