Jalan Tokong Lama, Bagan Luar, 12000 Butterworth, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple
Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple is a Hindu temple in Bagan Luar, Penang, Malaysia. It is in fact the biggest and probably oldest Hindu temple in Butterworth. Maha Mariamman Devasthanam, a temple dedicated to the mother deity Amman, is the temple for the Hindu community that dwells along Jalan Jeti Lama. The area within the vicinity is a Hindu settlement called Kampung Benggali. Today, there is still a substantial Hindu population living in the area, and businesses such as the Sri Ananda Bharvan Banana Leaf Restaurant is a reflection of the Hindu presence. The Hindus are mostly associated with the Butterworth port. They either worked directly there, or provided supporting trades such as opening sundry shop and food outlets.
The Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple is noted for its impressive gopuram which towers over the buildings in the vicinity.
The Butterworth Sree Maha Mariamman temple was founded back in 1853. Ambal’s idol was found by the seaside on 1853 and a small hut was build consecutively to place Ambal’s idol for worship. In 1903, Ponnusami Pillai constructed a temple on the same spot and the 1st consecration ceremony (Kumbabishegam) took place. The current temple structure was build in 1980’s with the consecration ceremony taking place on 1988. On 2002, after some minor renovation works, another consecration ceremony took place.
Temple Management Committee
DATO’ SERI SUPPIAH MANIKAM
ASUALINGAM A/L NADESAN
SARAVANAN A/L PANDIAN
V L GANESAN A/L LETCHUMANAN
SUBERMANIAM A/L SINGAVELLU
RETNAKUMAR A/L KUPPUSAMI
SHANMUGANATHAN A/L GOVINDA KONAL
PARTHIBAN A/L SUBRAMANIAM
YOGANANDAN A/L NARAYANASAMY
PALANI A/L MURUGAIA
INDRAN A/L KUNJU RAJOO
ANATHAN RAJ A/L RASAYAH
MOHANASUNDRAM A/L C.KRISHNAN
KRISHNAN A/L S. RAGUMPILLAI
REGINA DEVI A/P SUNMARKKAN NAIDU