Shree Lakshminarayan Temple History:
The North Indian community’s roots in Singapore dates back to the early 20th century when Indian immigrants from the North States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Bengal and Gujarat arrived in Singapore. They came as herdsmen, dairymen and moneylenders. Those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were also employed as security guards in houses, shops and factories. Most of these Indians settled on the banks of Rochor Canal, Serangoon Road and the vicinity.
Before 1960, the North Indians had no special place of worship and used to worship at the North Indian Hindu Association at Cuff Road.
In the 1960s, several residential units were purchased by the North Indian community and converted into the Shree Lakshminarayan Temple. Shree Lakshminarayan Temple was declared open on Thursday 24th April 1969. The temple is a sanctuary of the spiritual values and culture of Sanatan Darm and Vedic Hindu tradition. It is a place of faith, devotion, worship, love, peace and harmony.
The temple has constantly been upgrading its facilities and services to serve the devotees better. Devotees now have a better and comfortable place for worship. Over the years the role of our temple has changed. Today the temple is not only the place of worship, but it has become an important focal point for the Hindu community to meet and interact. It fulfills the spiritual as well as the cultural needs of the society and fosters positive social values.
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Daily Program:
6.00 am Temple opens to the Public
6.40 am Morning prayers and Aarti
12.00 pm Temple closes for the Afternoon
4.00 pm Temple opens for Prayer
6.40 pm Evening Aarti
7.00 pm Every Monday’s Shiv Shankar Sharanam.
7.00 pm Every Tuesday Sunder Khand Paath.
7.00 pm Every Wednesday Sri Ganpati Paath.
7.00 pm Every Thursday Lord Vishnu Prayer
7.00 pm Every Friday Maha Lakshmi Pooja
7.00 pm Every Saturday Mata Chowki.
9.30 pm Temple Closes
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Every Sunday:
8.00 am Prayers and Haven by Temple priest
10.00 am Bhajans by SLNT Musicians
10.30 am Discourse by temple Achaya
12.00 pm Aarti, Followed by Prasad & Preeti Bhoj
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Every Tuesday:
2.30 pm – 5.00 pm Mahila Satsang Bhajans / Parvachan (Hindi)
Purnima Celebrations (Full Moon):
7.00 PM – Parvachan / Purnima Katha by Temple Acharya’s followed by Aarti & Prasad.
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Rules:
- Remove all footwear and stack them on the racks provided at the side of the entrance to the temple.
- No smoking inside the Temple.
- Smoking or consumption of alcohol at the Temple complex or coming into the temple intoxicated is prohibited.
- Anyone caught consuming control drugs will be handed over to the Police.
- No meat or non-vegetarian snacks or foods shall be brought into the Temple premises under any circumstances-No Exceptions. All food served in the Temple shall be sathvik (No Garlic and Onion).
- No Food and drinks to be consumed at the Ground and Second Levels.
- Only Prasad shall be served in the Prayer Hall. however, all other food or snack must be served at the dining hall at the third level.
- No pets are allowed inside the temple premises. The Management would be glad to provide assistance to devotees with special needs.
- No Posters, announcements or advertisements shall be placed or displayed without prior permission from the Management.
- All users must mute or switch off mobile phones when in the prayer hall.
- Mobile phones can be used on the third, fourth or fifth levels.
- No appropriate or loud music shall be played in the Temple.
- All devotees are to dress in an appropriate manner. Ladies not to use revealing dresses (tank top, tube and low cut, hot pants and miniskirts etc.) We encourage you to wear Indian dress (Sarees and Punjabi Suits) whilst visiting the Temple.
- Whilst a pravachan is in progress please refrain from engaging in acts that may distract the concentration of other devotees. For example ringing of bells.
- Please turn off your mobile phones or put them on silent mode while inside the Temple when pravachan (Discourse) is in progress.
- Please refrain from the use of language that may be deemed to be abusive or offensive and not consistent with the dignity of the Temple.
- Conduct in and around the Temple conforming to the purity of the Temple should be preserved at all times.
- Parents shall supervise their children at all times and ensure that children do not cause any disturbance or damage to the premises.
- Please dispose of any rubbish in the rubbish provided.
- As the temple belongs to all devotees, please provide as much service to the Temple as possible. Your Service (Sewa) may be in the form of helping in the clean-up after meals, cleaning in and around the temple etc.
- If you have any suggestions or feedback, please put them in writing in the suggestion box provided or alternatively send your correspondence addressed to the Secretary at the Temple’s email at [email protected]
How to Reach Shree Lakshminarayan Temple:
Alight at Little India Station (NEL Line) and walk towards Exit E; It is less than 2 minutes walk from behind Exit E. (Chander Road).
BUS Numbers (Alight at Serangoon Road – Tekka Maket)
23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 131, 139, 147
Bus Numbers (Alight at Bukit Timah Road – Little India MRT Station)
48, 56, 57, 66, 67, 131, 166, 170, 960, 980
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Some of our Pooja’s:
Mundan or Choula: Hair Cutting
Naamkarma: Naming of the Child
Navagraha / Griha Shanti
New Car Prayer
Nishkramana: Taking the child outdoors
Office /Shop /Restaurant
Samaavartana: Completing education
Santan (Gopal) Hoomam
Sundar Kand Path
Vidhyaarambha: Study of Scriptures
Vivaah: Marriage with solemnisation
Yagyoparveet: Sacred thread
Aayush Homam (Birthday)
Durga Saptsati Havan
Grih Shanti Homam
Jaat-Karma: Child Birth
Kaal Sarp Yagya
Karnavedh: Ear Piercing
Maha Mrityunjay Homam
Maha Lakshmi Homam
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple Address:
Shree Lakshminarayan Temple
5 Chander Road,
Singapore – 219528.