The glass Hindu temple Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman in Malaysia is considered quite a fascinating piece of architecture as it is completely decorated both inside and out in glass. On sunny days it glimmers like a jewel.
The temple was started in 1922 and it wasn’t all that glamorous. It was only in 1996, seventy-four years later that the temple was reopened after renovations. The temple has become an icon in the Johor Bahru area and a popular tourist attraction.
The temple was transformed after the idea came to one of the gurus and began in 2008. It was completed on the 3rd of January of 2009. It is quite close to almost any hotel in Johor Bahru.
The interiors are inlaid in beautiful cut and coloured glass which give off the light of the chandeliers in an almost ethereal glow. Despite being a Hindu temple, it contains statues of Buddha, Jesus and other saints or deities of religions.
You can visit the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman temple is about 10 minutes’ drive from Berjaya Waterfront Hotel at 22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru. There is an entrance fee of RM10 for foreigners while Malaysians enter free.
Since prayer times for devotees extend from 7.30 am to 12.00 noon and again from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays and from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm on the weekends, tourists are allowed to visit every day from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
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