Sri Lalithambigai Temple, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya, the seat of Malaysia government, will have its first Hindu temple in the near future. Reports suggest that the required approval has been granted and after groundbreaking ceremonies in March, construction of the about 17,000 square feet two-storey structure of this about RM 12 million Sri Lalithambikai Alayam Temple on a one-acre plot was […]

Lauding Malaysia for Hindu temple postal stamp, Hindus urge other countries to follow

Hindus have commended Pos Malaysia Berhad for featuring Kuil Sri Kandaswamy Hindu temple of Brickfields area of Kuala Lumpur on a postal stamp. This 60 sen (cents) stamp shows the majestic Sri Kandaswamy Temple, which was inaugurated in 1902. This Temple features huge golden Kodimaram, Vasantha Mandapam, Yagasalai Peedam, sacred pond Skandapuspakarani, sacred Kadambam tree, […]

Hindus worldwide shocked at frequent temple desecration in Malaysia

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned after reports of frequent desecration of Hindu temples in Malaysia recently. According to reports, vandals damaged the statue of a Hindu deity at Dewa Sri Mathurai Veeran Hindu Temple in Bayan Baru (Penang) on July two evening. This was said to be the third such case of vandalism reported since […]

Hindus concerned after 2nd temple desecration in Malaysia

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned after reports of desecration of second Hindu temple in Malaysia in less than six weeks. According to reports, a century old Muthumariamman Temple in Seberang Perai Central (Penang) was vandalized damaging some statues of deities on the night between June 1-2. This was second such desecration, after similar incident at […]

Malaysia Hindu temple celebrates 100 years completion

Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple Kajang (Malaysia), said to be the oldest Hindu temple in Selangor, has completed 100 years. Temple celebrated the occasion with elaborate ceremonies, and gold coins commemorating the Temple century were crafted. Besides providing worship services, this Temple reportedly also undertakes various community, social, cultural and educational programs; organizes youth camps; and […]

World Hindus urge Malaysia to allow land transfer for Hindu temple in Kajang

World Hindus are urging Malaysia to allow transfer of land for relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Ladang Baemar (Saujana Impian) Temple in Kajang (Selangor, Malaysia). According to reports, Temple has been denied the land transfer because the plot was too big exceeding the limit of land for non-Muslim places of worship of 10,000 square feet. […]

Lord Krishna Temple opens in Malaysia (Seberang Jaya, Penang)

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple of Devotion & Understanding opens in Seberang Jaya, (Penang, Malaysia) on August 29. First of its kind in Malaysia, this about 10 million Malaysian Ringgit octagonal-shaped multi-storey unique temple established by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has 16 chatris, was designed after two well-known temples in India and its […]

Idea of Malaysia’s 1st Hindu college welcomed

Hindus have welcomed the reported groundbreaking plan of Malaysia’s first Hindu college, taking place on May 14 in Tapah (Perak). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded efforts of community members-leaders-organizations involved in realizing this Hindu college. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that […]

Malaysia Government backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an exhibition supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture and displaying Hindu temples and gods is touring various cities of Malaysia. Titled “Grandeur of Chola Temples of India” (Higher than earth, Bigger than the sky), it is currently showing at National Visual Arts Gallery of Kuala Lumpur, where it […]

Ramayana performances across USA through Malaysian puppetry

Hindu Sanskrit epic Ramayana performances through shadow puppetry of Malaysia will be held in various parts of USA in the next few weeks. In “Wayang Kulit: The Shadow Play of Kelantan”, an ancient form of puppet theater, the shadows of intricately carved leather puppets will be projected onto a screen, showcasing the plays based on […]

Malaysian PM Najib joined in Thaipusam celebrations

Hindus have commended Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for joining in Hindu Thaipusam celebrations at Batu Caves Hindu shrine near Kuala Lumpur on February three. Welcoming this visit, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, termed it as a “step in the right direction”. It sent the […]

Hindus welcome incentives offer in Malaysia

Hindus have welcomed offer of incentives for minority ethnic Indian community reportedly announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at Deepavali Open House Celebration in Malacca on November one. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this apparent commitment to help the minority ethnic Indian community was […]

Malaysia Govt’s Deepavali gift to prisoners

Hindus have commended Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak lead Malaysian Government for the Deepavali gift of family visits to the prisoners and inmates. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a nice gesture on the part of Malaysian Government to unite the families on the occasion […]

Hindu Temple sought in Miri, Malaysia

Hindu temple sought in Malaysia’s Miri. Hindus have given a worldwide call for establishing a proper Hindu temple in Miri (Sarawak, Malaysia) on the island of Borneo. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the worldwide Hindus to help in raising a Hindu temple in Miri. He also requested […]

Hindu Temple in East Malaysia holding 3rd Mahakumbhabhishekham

Five-day auspicious and elaborate Mahakumbhabhishekham (consecration) ceremony at Sri Pasupathinath Temple in Bukit Padang neighborhood of Sabah’s capital Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia will reportedly conclude on June eight. It will be its third Mahakumbhabhishekham, which is held every 12 years. It will include five days of rituals by a team of 15 priests starting […]

Worldwide Hindus perturbed over damage to ancient Malaysia Hindu temple

Worldwide Hindus are upset over the reported damage to 8th century Hindu temple remnants in Malaysia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking, saddening and tragic to learn about the damage caused to rich archaeological remains of Lembah Bujang in Kedah state. These Hindu temple […]

Thaipusam holiday in Malaysia’s Kedah: Hindus welcome the Proposal

Hindus have welcomed the proposal of gazetting Hindu festival of Thaipusam as public holiday in Malaysian state of Kedah. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called it “a step in the right direction”, although long overdue. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that a […]

Malaysian Hindu temple holds Kumbabhisegam after yearlong renovation (Thirumurugan Temple in Tawau)

Thirumurugan Temple in Tawau (Sabah, Malaysia), launched in 1967, reportedly organized elaborate Kumbaahisegam ceremony recently after about a yearlong renovation costing RM 950,000, followed by 24 days of Mandalaabhishegam prayers. Besides Sabah; hundreds of devotees from Sarawak, West Malaysia, Labuan and Brunei also participated in the ceremonies conducted by 13 priests. K. Sathaya, 73, said […]

Government funding 3 Hindu temples in Malaysia

Government is reportedly allocating funds for building three Hindu temples in Sabah state of Malaysia. These temples include Sri Murugan Temple in Tawau, Pasupathinath Temple in Kota Kinabalu and Sri Subramaniar Temple in Lok Kawi Camp, reports suggest. Applauding this government gesture, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, termed it […]

Milk Pot Procession on Vijayadashami in Miri, Malaysia

Hindus in Miri (Sarawak, Malaysia) plan to organize “Milk Pot Procession” on Vijyadashami Day on September 30, 2017 according to reports. “Milk Pot Procession” usually includes devotees carrying milk pots on their heads accompanied by Indian classical musicians. Starting from local Gurdwara Sahib (founded in 1915), it will end in Kamini Durga Easwari Amman Temple. Besides […]