Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Malaysia and it is situated on the mainland in Seberang Jaya. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess, Arulmigu Karumariamman, a mother deity among the rural South Indians.

The temple started off as a small temple for estate workers who reside in the Paduma Estate in Perai. In 1996, upon the request of the residents, the state government agreed to build a rebuild the temple at a cost of RM 2.3 million. The new temple is beautiful, eccentric and colorful. The entrance is 21ft tall and 11ft wide. It has the tallest (72ft) and also the largest Rajagopuram (main sculpture tower) in the country. Dato Seri. S Samy Velu, the president of the Malaysian Indian Congress at that time, laid the foundation stone of the Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple on the 16th February 1997.

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Opening Hours

Daily: 5:30 am – 12:00 pm (Morning) & 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Evening).





Jalan Todak,
13700 Perai,

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Built in , it is noteworthy because it has the largest and tallest ft rajagopuram main sculpture tower in Malaysia..The number one attractions within Seberang Perai is the town of Butterworth, where much of the action takes place.


Located in Seberang Jaya, the entrance to the rajagopuram, at 21ft-tall and 11ft-wide, is also the largest in the country. Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple started out as a temple for estate workers living in the Paduma Estate in Perai, until the area was turned into a township in the 1970s.


The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple, as with many Hindu temples in Malaysia, had its humble origin over a hundred years ago as an estate temple catering to the needs of the estate workers living in the Paduma Estate in Perai.

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Nearby Attractions

Penang Bird Park

With a total of 3,000 birds, the Penang Bird Park is the first and the largest bird park in the Malaysia.

Penang Bridge

Designed by a renowned Malaysian architect, Chin Fung Kee, the Penang Bridge is one of the busiest freeways in the country.

Mengkuang Dam

Mengkuang Dam is a dam located less than 28 km to the north-east of Butterworth in Penang main land. It is the largest dam in Penang. It has a park that is popular for recreational activity. The dam is also one of the venues for the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival.