Chinese And Hindu Temples Merge in Singapore
BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT
Feb 16, SINGAPORE (HPI) The Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar Temple is one of a kind as it is the first Hindu temple to merge with a Chinese temple in Singapore. "Merge with" in Singapore's religious context means that due to land constraint, the authorities request that all existing smaller scale temples now in close proximity, whether Chinese or Hindu, be placed on the same property with separate sanctums.
Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar Temple was the first in Singapore to have a Chinese temple and a Hindu temple under the same roof.
The temple history started 40 years ago when the temple was first erected under a small shelter with the Chinese Deity Lord Tua Peh Kong (God of prosperity) and Lord Sri Veera Muthu Muneswarar as main Deity.
Due to a resettlement of that land the temple was moved to the current premises at 523 Yishun Indy Park where it is widely known to many Indian and Chinese devotees.
The temple is undergoing a fund raising for the next kumbavishekam which is due in 2009. They plan to have 1008 Lingams around the main sanctum.