First Hindu glass temple soon to open in Malaysia
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 20:41
Kuala Lumpur: A first of its kind Hindu temple built with more than a million pieces of colourful glass will soon be unveiled in Malaysia.

The Arulmigu Sri Raja Kallamman temple, the country's first glass temple, in Jalan Tebrau in Johor Bahru state will not only be a boon to Hindu devotees but would also be a major tourist attraction, Bernama news agency reported.

Built at the cost of RM3 million, it is the first glass temple of its kind in the world, said temple chairman S Sinnathamby.

He said 95 per cent of the temple's walls, ceiling, domes and pillars were adorned with more than one million pieces of colourful glasses imported from Thailand, Japan and Belgium.

"The glasswork were carefully placed together by nine Myanmar workers. Motifs and symbols like Swastika, Namam and Sri Chakra were created from the glasswork in seven colours," he said.

Sinnathamby said the temple was built on a land awarded by the Sultan of Johor in 1922 and it was renovated for the first time in 1996.

The air-conditioned temple, which could accommodate 1,500 devotees, will be officially opened on Oct 25, he added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 20:41

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