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Singapore Sri Murugan Hill Temple Timings, History, Pooja

Singapore Murugan Temple Daily Pooja Timings:

Morning: 7:00 AM
Noon: 12:00 PM
Evening: 6:00 PM
Night: 9:00 PM
Prathosam Pooja: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tue Raagu Kaala Pooja: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Singapore Sri Murugan Hill Temple:

Shanmugam – it was him who initially started Murugan Hill Temple at Lam San Village. He was a plumber attached to the RAF. He spotted a small divine structure that resembled a shrine of Sri Muneeswaran and related the discovery at a local Staff Union’s meeting. Mr. Nagalinggam, the Ex-President of the temple, was also a member then.

In 1962, with the support of villagers and RAF employees, the first pooja was offered to mark the founding of the shrine. A year later, while clearing the surrounding area, a fire that was started spread to neighboring huts. A report was made by the landowner and all activities centered around the shrine ceased. No prayers were held and it fell into a state of neglect.

One Tuesday at dawn, Mr. Lingam had a dream. An elderly man dressed in white, knocked at his door and uttered “Go and light up the shrine and offer prayers as usual. It will be good for you”. Thus came the rebirth of the temple. Mr. Lingam, with his friend, Mr. Pappaiya Naidu, and the villagers, began to offer prayers once again. In 1969, with the help of MP Mr. Tang See Chin, the temple was given a temporary permit. A remarkable transformation was about to take place.

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Yet another fire broke out and burnt out the hut. Again, Mr. Lingam had a dream, in which a “reddish man” prompted him to rejuvenate the place with the installation of another deity. An engineer from the HDB was reluctant to allow any change to the present situation until further notice. However, sometime later, he changed his mind. What had brought about this change of heart? In their hearts, the devotees know, and they thanked the Lord.

What was a shrine dedicated to Sri Muneeswaran soon became an abode for Murugan. It was also the urging of the priest from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Johore (Malaysia) that this change was undertaken.

On 21st February 1973, the temple was given a temporary license for an area of 2000 sq. feet on lot 106. The temple was officially registered a month later as “Murugan Hill Temple” of 9V, Sungei Tengah Road, 12 1/2 miles off Chua Chu Kang. Among Hindus, it was called Murugan Thirukkundram. Panguni Uthiram saw thousands of devotees trudging up the hill to seek blessings. In 1974, Mr. Pappaiya Naidu, the committee president, was transferred to Changi RAF, and in due course, Mr. Lingam took over the helm.

Things went smoothly until 1983, when urbanization caught up with the Chua Chu Kang area. The temple site was acquired by the Parks and Recreation Board. While architect – Mr. Kang Auh Chew – had already been appointed, permission was slow in coming for the development of the temple. Numerous appeals were made to the Board, the Land Office, HDB, and MPs. For two years, uncertainty ruled. Finally, an answer: “No. Prepare to vacate Lot 106.” The hunt for an alternative site began.

First, the temple was to be situated next to a Buddhist temple near the Chua Chu Kang MRT station. The Land Office rescinded its decision two weeks later. Then, it was to be in Terrace Estate. The location was hardly desirable: it was next to a sewage treatment facility. But it was soon discovered that it was privately owned and the chances of getting that lot was slim. It was the Lord’s way of testing the committee’s faith. Then, in 1991, the last choice was given. The present location at 16km, Upper Bukit Timah Road, was bought at a cost of 5,273. Another .5 million was needed and Mr. Kang continued to be the architect. Chye Hiap Construction graciously agreed to monthly payments of 1000.

In 1992, the temple moved from its rustic surroundings. Since then, it has been an uphill endeavor. Funds were always “just nice” or “just in time”. Appeals after appeals were made to the public and well-wishers. Mr. Nagalinggam, as President, made untold sacrifices. Mr Kang the architect, now a friend of 20 years, helped in numerous ways. In May 1993, a “Balastapanam” (a mini consecration ceremony) was held. On Tuesdays and Fridays, about 100 to 200 devotees frequent the temple and they made whatever contributions they could. In 1994, piling works began. The old committee threw up its hands and a new one had to be formed. But through it all, the Divine has been with the key members of the committee.

The new temple has a unique structure, quite unlike any other temple in Singapore:

There is a basement doubling up as a wedding hall while the upper floor contains the temple proper. A small pond will also be constructed in front of the temple. There are three sanctums: Murugan, Vinayagar and Siva-Shakti. Other deities are Durga, Muneeswaran, Mariamman, Periyachi, Lakshmi-Narayanan, Nagar, Bairavar, Idumban, Muniandy, and The Navagrahas. There is even the Chinese Deity Kuan Im.

The temple went through dramatic changes in 1962. In 1998 January, the temple was consecrated and the Divine Lord took His place upon this Murugan Hill Temple.

Deities in Sri Murugan Hill Temple:

  • SRI VINAYAGAR
  • SRI PERIYACHI AMMAN
  • SRI MURUGAN
  • SRI SIVAN
  • SRI RAGHAVENDRA
  • SRI SARASWATHI
  • SRI AYYAPPAN
  • SRI ANJANEYAR
  • SRI DURGAI
  • SRI DURGAI AMMAN
  • SRI IDUMBAR
  • SRI PRATHYANGIRA DEVI
  • SRI SIVASAKTHI
  • SRI DAKSHINAMOORTHY
  • SRI SANDIGESHWARAR
  • SRI BAIRAWAR
  • NAVAGRAHAM
  • GOLU MANDAPAM
  • SRI VAZHIPILLAYAAR
  • KUAN YIN
  • SRI BUDDHA
  • SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMMAR
  • SRI SAI BABA
  • SRI DANVANTHIRI
  • SRI ANNAPOORANI
  • SRI KADUTHAR
  • SRI KARUPPAR
  • SRI MANJAL MATHA
  • SRI KANNI MOOLA GANAPATHY
  • SRI NAGAR
  • SRI KAALIAMMAN
  • SRI MUNEESHWARAR
  • SRI UCHI PILLAIYAR

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Archanai & Special Pooja Charges in Murugan Temple:

  • Rose Water Bottle
  • Abishega Item (1set)
  • Kadalai Maalai
  • Nagar Abishegam
  • Prathiyangra Homam
  • Maavilaku
  • Iyappan Padi Poojai
  • Thiruvilakku Poojai
  • Mothagam Archanai
  • Laddu Archanai
  • Lemon Maalai
  • Fruit Archanai
  • Coconut Archanai
  • Milk Offering ( 1 deity)
  • Mudi Kanikkai
  • Vehicle Pooja
  • Ghee Lamp
  • Ellu Deepam
  • Milagu Vilakku
  • Coconut Lamp
  • Vilaku Poojai
  • Milk Packet
  • Coconut only

Prasatham Offered in Sri Murugan Hill Temple:

Pongal (Jaggery / Red Sugar)
Venn Pongal
Peper Satham
Puli Satham
Thair Satham
Lemon Satham
Sambar Satham
Tomato Satham
Venn Pongal &
Sambar
Idly with Sambar / Chutney
Mee Goreng / Mee Siam
Vegetarian Set
Vegitarian Briyani Set
Ellu Satham
Kadalai
Kesari / Asoka
Kool (Sweet/Salty)
Payasam (Dhal / Milk)
Vadai Maalai
Sweet Kali
Ravaa Mothagam
Vadai (Min.50 Pcs)
Surup
Coffee
Uppuma with Sambar
Idiyappam with Kuruma

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Sri Murugan Hill Temple Address:

Murugan Hill Temple
931 Upper Bukit Timah Rd,
Singapore 678207.
Telephone: +65 6769 5784
E-mail: [email protected]