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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hindu Temple Honored On Postage Stamp, a First in Malaysia

Wednesday, 25 Augest, 2010
(PHOTO : Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Malaysia)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA : The Sri Maha Mariamman temple, the oldest functioning Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, has been given the honor of being the first ever temple portrayed on a postage stamp.

The stamp was launched Saturday by MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu to commemorate the temple’s sixth consecration ceremony to be held tomorrow. The ceremony is held once every 12 years. The temple’s information officer B.Vivekananda said, “The funds for upgrading the temple is collected through donations from the public and from the savings account of the temple itself.”

Founded in 1873, the temple which was originally located near the Kuala Lumpur railway station was shifted to the current place in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee in 1885.

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