1st Hindu Temple with 4 Raja Goburam In Malaysia
This temple is located at Jalan Gajah Berang, Melaka. The age of this temple is around 200 years old and few years back it was fully renovated. The renovation was done by a large group of workers brought from India. Later the temple was completely renovated and the grand opening ceremony (Maha Kumbabishegam) was done on 11th December 2005.
Now the temple has 4 magnificent towers (goburam) surrounded it. The main tower which it's height is 8-9 storeys building high. It is also one of the biggest temples in south-east Asia. Inside of the temple full with amazing paintings,and statues all hand-made. we can also witness the 108 Tandava dance moves of Lord Shiva, the marriage scene of Lord Ganesha with his two brides, Siddhi and Buddhi, and the best part is where the temple is surrounded with all 63 saint (Nayanmar) of Shiva religion and other saints and holy men statues all arranged orderly.
The temple has 2 main deities which are known as Lord Thandayuthapani and Goddess Thuropathai. The main deities are companied by others deities such as ,Sri Ganesha,Lord Shiva with consort goddess Visalatchi, Sri Krishnan, Sri Hanuman, Sri Kamakshi, Sri Bairavar, Sri Aravan, Sri Katteverayan, Sri Periyachi, Lord Nadarajan, Sri Nagar and the 9 planets (navagraha).
Since the temple has 2 main deities, therefore annual festival will be done twice a year. for lord Murugan is on Vigashi Visagam (May) and for Goddess Thuropathai is quite special because it is celebrated for 30 days during August and ends with a grand fire-walking ceremony which will be participated by hundreds of devotees from all over Melaka and Singapore.