Fusion of Cultures at Hindu Temple

February 24, 2007

Author: Priya Menon

Source: The Star Online


A HINDU temple in Brickfields is proof that Malaysia is a country with a cultural diversity that unites all races.

The Arulmegu Sree Veera Hanuman Temple has RM800 worth of lanterns and Chinese decorations hanging from its roof, giving the temple a festive feel to those who visit.

The temple is famous with the local Chinese community and committee members thought the decorations would be appropriate for Chinese New Year.

“The money came out of our own pockets,” said treasurer Suresh Maniam, 33.

Hanuman is a monkey god whose devotion to Lord Rama and his consort Sita is well known. Lord Rama is an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu according to the Ramayana epic.