Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple in Singapore
Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple was constructed in 1925 by Hindu Chettiers from South India, who came to Singapore mainly as money-lenders. Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple was intended as a shrine for Vinayagar – another name for Ganesha, the Elephant God. It was frequented by workers from the nearby hospital (which is still there) and prison (which is not). It’s still popular with worshippers at weekends.
Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple is located in the center of China Town at the junction of Keong Saik Road and Kreta Ayer Road. Nagarthars also called, Nattukottai Chettiars are famous money lending community from Southern part of Tamilnadu, India. Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple that was built in 1925, has a very long history. Thiru Muthu Palaniappan Chettiar has written in his book about the temples history and the Lord Vinayagar being worshipped in the temple.
Location of Temple
73 Keong Saik Road , Singapore 089167 ,Singapore
Phone number – (+65) 6562214853
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