York Close 10460, Penang Malaysia
Sri Ramar Temple,Penang
7.30 am to 12.00 noon and 6.00pm to 9.00pm
On 2nd May 1802, the East India Company owned by the Governor of Prince of Wales Island, Sir George Leith Boranet Lieutenant granted Ranee a piece of land in the district of Ayer Itam. Ranee created a trust fund in respect of the land known as Lot 171 and 172 T.S. 3 for the temple charity. This trust was further confirmed by a WILL dated 12th July 1872 and a Trust deed created in 1920 and was administered by respective trustees from time to time.
The temple housed a clay image depicting Lord Sri Rama and some photographs of Sri Rama placed in the sanctorum. After the image therein worshipped, the temple is today known as “Sri Ramar Temple”.
Sri Ramar Temple – Early 1920’s
From the above historical development it is presumed that the temple structure was created sometime prior in 1872, thereby placing this temple in the category of being one of the oldest temples in Penang. By a Legislative Order the trust was passed in 1930 to the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowment Board and subsequently to the Hindu Endowment Board.
A management committee, appointed by Hindu Endowment Board had taken steps to renovate the temple which was in a bad state of repair. All necessary approvals were obtained and plans for the renovation and extension had been submitted to the relevant authorities. New idols of Sri Rama, Seetha, Lakshmana, Hanuman, Nagar, Vinayagar and Bali Peedam were purchased. The first consecration was help on 2nd April 1982. This consecration ceremony is held once every 12 years. The last consecration ceremony was held on 27th January 1991.
The next consecration ceremony is behind time as it requires a large sum of money for the renovations and repairs. Estimated cost for the renovations and repairs will be RM700,000. We plan to have the consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishegam) on October 2011. We would like to humbly request financial and solidarity support from devotees in supporting our plan to perform a consecration ceremony for Sri Ramar Temple.
Temple Management Committee
RETHINAKUMAR A/L SUBRAMANIAM
NADARAJAN A/L APPAROO
SURENDREN A/L CHANDRA SAGARAN
AHBEREME A/P RADHAKRISHNAN
RISHIKESHAN NAIDU A/L KALINGARETNAM
RADAHAKRISHNAN A/L K MUNIANDY
REVATHI A/P SUKUMAR
KANESATHASAN A/L VEERASAMY
GANESH A/L SUBRAMANIAM
MURALITHARAN A/L MUTHU
N. THIRUNAVUKKARASU A/L NARAYANASAMY
JIVERNESH A/L CHANDRA SAGARAN
SARVESVARRAN A/L MARIASUSAI
YUVAN A/L VASUNATHAN
JAYABALAN A/L KARUPPIAH
Work Schedule & Commencement
The propose renovation will take 6 to 8 months to complete and upon completion the Maha Kumbabishegam will be held in October 2011.
Scope of work
> Approval from relevant authority
> Tender and Awarding Process
> Dismantling old structure
> Erecting new Sannathi’s
> Renovation – Flooring (new non-slip tiling with décor)
> Renovation – New concrete slab roofing with décor
> Sabathy works and painting
> Decoration and Sculpture works
> Minor repairs and touchup to current main temple
Cost of Renovation
The entire cost of renovation is estimated at RM700,000.00 and the breakdown of cost as follows:-
|Concrete Slab Roofing||RM250,000.00 (including the décor )|
|Painting||RM60,000.00 (internal and external)|
|New Sannathi’s||RM50,000.00 (Vengadasalapathy)|
|RM15,000.00 (Sri Vinayagar pidam)|
|RM10,000.00 (Sri Hanuman)|
|RM10,000.00 (Sri Chakaratalavar)|
|RM10,000.00 ( Sri Vishnu Durga)|
|RM10,000.00 (Sri Navagaraga)|
|Repairs & Touchup||RM50,000.00 (Water proofing, grouting and minor repairs)|
Donation & Contributions
With the concern and support of the public we hope to carry out this project successfully. We hope that this temple will live on to meet the religious need of our people and we appeal to you for your kind and generous support in cash and kind.
The Temple Management Committee will from time to time will update all donors who have donated more than RM500.00 on the progress of the project until completion.
Kindly be informed that the donations are tax exempted under Section 44(6) Akta Cukai. Donations can be banked into the temple’s saving account. Sri Ramar Thirupani. Acc No: 507059421382 (Maybank). We will issue you the official receipt upon receiving your bank in slip.
If you have any enquiries or need for further information, please feel free to contact any of the committee members:-
(1) Mr. Karunagaran(Chairman) 0164430164
(2) Mr.Suresh Kumar (Vice Chairman) 0194718283
(3) Mr. Kuna(Treasurer) 012470l527
(4) Mr. Villan (Sub-Committee Chairman) 0124830007
Temple Management Committee seeks your support and donations to make this project a success. Your generous donation and assistance is highly appreciated. May you and family receive the blessing of Lord Ramar.
SRI RAMAR TEMPLE, Temple Management Committee