Amid the towering sky scrapers and staggering buildings of the modern age, hidden beneath their shadows are a number of Malaysia’s past, remnants of an age of legends, mystery and magic. Unnoticed among the busy city streets and towers, these buildings, temples, statues boast a rich and eventful history and dynamic culture.
Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple is one such that stands proud in the city of Kuala Lumpur with one of Asia’s largest malls as its backdrop. Despite its miniature size compared to the giant complex of the mall, this enchanting temple towers over it in splendor in architectural and historical significance. For over a century the temple has stood in the heart of the Mid Valley while the city grew around it making it a convenient location visited often by devotees and tourists alike.
Two imposing giant figures of Bhootangals stand sentinel at the entrance to the sacred temple. The structure in itself is charmingly situated with stunning architectural brilliance of our ancestors and is a sight to cherish during a festival when decorated in bright colored garlands against the setting sun. A meditating Buddha statue sits at the base of a Bodhi tree accompanied by figurines of Hindu and Chinese gods and religious gurus. It is a temple dedicated to goddess Mohambigai, a combination of Parvathy, Laxmi and Saraswathi representing power, fortune and knowledge. After a busy day of shopping, a visit to the temple with its pristine serenity amid the aromas of burning incense and away from the noise and bustle of the city beyond will help sooth your mind, body and soul.
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