Sree Ramar Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 am to 12.00 Noon.
Evening: 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
The history of Sree Ramar Temple can be traced back to a shrine that was situated at the base of a tree at its present location. It was the place of worship for the residents of the nearby village.
It was the efforts of Mr Ram Naidu from the British Indian Army behind the development of the temple. At the end of the Second World War, he secured the present temple site from the British and started construction of the temple. Gradually, the inhabitants of the nearby areas began to attend the daily poojas and events in the Temple.
Early Challenges: Once, the Loyang Avenue Redevelopment Project virtually compelled the temple to change its location. But, the strong determination of the devotees with the support of Mr. Teo Chong Tee, then Member of Parliament for Changi, the temple got justice and remained at its premises.
Giant Strides: During the early 1990s, a temporary committee was formed and drafted a constitution for the temple.
On 26th January 1993, the temple was officially registered as a Society with the Registrar of Societies, which marked another significant landmark in its history. Afterwards, the first management committee under the leadership of Mr. N.K. Sundarajoo was formed to administer the affairs of the temple.
Sree Ramar Temple Today: The number of devotees visiting the Sree Ramar Temple increased extensively because of the development of public housing estates in Tampines, Simei, Pasir Ris and the East Coast. In order to attract the growing Hindu community, the management committee conducts variety of annual religious festivities, including Ramar Navami, Navarathri festival, Hanuman Jayanthi, Thiruvilakku pooja and Chandi Homam.
It also satisfies the social and educational requirements of the devotees by organizing attractive events for families and children.
Moving Forward: In order to attract more devotees and serve them in a better way, general renovation, sculptural work and repainting were carried out in the temple recently.
The temple also considers the needs of the non-Hindu devotees. Statues of Lord Buddha and Quan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) were installed aiming at a large number of non-Hindu devotees who visit the temple frequently. We are fully confident that the Changi Sree Ramar Temple will continue its service to accomplish the spiritual needs of Singaporean devotees living in the eastern part of Singapore.
Interesting Bites #1: The architecture, structure and layout of the temple were highly acclaimed by three experts in Temple Science and Architecture from Madurai of South India. They acclaimed the temple specifying the facts that the temple was facing east, overlooking the sea and serving as a guardian of the Village, which were regarded as the three most significant factors in the ‘Vasthu Shastra’ of a temple.
Interesting Bites #2: Even though it is a Vaishnavite temple, it has also Saivite deities installed in the temple. Because of the presence of Saivite deities, it is possible for the Hindu devotees to perform post-funeral rites at the sea-side and subsequently visit the temple to complete their rituals.
The exceptional feature of this temple is in its amalgamation of three Hindu temples, viz.,
Sri Manmatha Karunaya Eswarar Temple, located at 249, Cantonment Road.
Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, located at the former Singapore Turf Club.
Sri Palani Aandavar Shrine located at Kranji Sea.
Festivals Celebrated in Sree Ramar Temple:
# Sree Hanuman Jayanthi
# New Year Pooja
# Vaikunda Yekadasi
# Thirukarthigai, Vaiganasa Dheepam
# Sree Ayyappan Poojai
# Sree Dakshinamoorthy Maha Yagam
# Sree Muthu Mariamman Thiruvillaku Pooja
Halls For Events for Booking:
Full Wedding Packages
Other Family Functions
Sree Ramar Temple’s Community Services:
Wedding Facilities and Services in Event Hall.
Registration of Marriages.
Priest Services for Home Prayers.
Scholarship and Bursary Awards.
Bharatha Natyam Classes.
Yoga Lessons and Practice Sessions.
Welfare Assistance to Needy Families.
Sree Ramar Temple,
51 Changi Village Road,
Singapore – 509908.
Telephone: (65) 6543 1463
Fax: (65) 6542 6593