Fascinating Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang

Fascinating Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang Fascinating Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang Panorama of Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang. Photo: Waterfall Hilltop Temple Facebook Malaysia Tourism: Attractive Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang Located in the capital city of George Town (Penang, Malaysia), Waterfall Temple or Balathandayuthapani Temple is a small temple at the foot of the Penang Botanic Gardens waterfall. According to local beliefs, a Sadhu (ascetic monks, revered by the people, considered as saints) chose a location near the waterfall that is dedicated to the worship of the god Murugan. They worship the Vel (sacred spear) of Thanneermalaian (name of Lord Murugan). Thaneermalaian means "one who lives under the waterfall". Malaysia Tourism. Photo: Michael Toussaint Initially, Balathandayuthapani temple was the main temple to worship the god Murugan until 1850 when the British government took over the area...

Fascinating Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang

Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the waterfall temple in the town of George of Penang - Photo 1.

Panorama of Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang. Photo: Waterfall Hilltop Temple Facebook

Malaysia Tourism: Attractive Waterfall Temple located in the capital city of George Town, Penang

Located in the capital city of George Town (Penang, Malaysia), Waterfall Temple or Balathandayuthapani Temple is a small temple at the foot of the Penang Botanic Gardens waterfall. According to local beliefs, a Sadhu (ascetic monks, revered by the people, considered as saints) chose a location near the waterfall that is dedicated to the worship of the god Murugan. They worship the Vel (sacred spear) of Thanneermalaian (name of Lord Murugan). Thaneermalaian means "one who lives under the waterfall".
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 2.

Malaysia Tourism. Photo: Michael Toussaint

Initially, Balathandayuthapani temple was the main temple to worship the god Murugan until 1850 when the British government took over the area to establish a reservoir, the temple was forced to be relocated. The temple was granted an 11-acre site (about 4.5 hectares) along the then Waterfall Road. The temple, after being relocated and located on a hilltop overlooking George Town, was completed in 1850.
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 3.

Malaysia Tourism. Gate to Waterfall Temple. Photo: tuantruongduc

In addition, the temple is also a famous pilgrimage site for Muslims when the annual Thaipusam festival is held. The silver chariot procession begins at the Kovil Veedu temple in Penang Street and travels along the streets of Georgetown before reaching the Waterfall Temple.
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 4.

Malaysia Tourism. Thaipusam day procession. Photo: chialing_zero

Thaipusam begins early the next day, when the sacred spear Vel is carried from the Maha Mariamman Temple in Queen Street to the hilltop Waterfall Temple to pay respects with a pooja ritual. Then, thousands of devotees bring kavadis and other offerings to god Balathandayuthapani to show their respect, gratitude and repentance.
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 5.

Malaysia Tourism. Photo: tuantruongduc

To climb to the top of the hill, devotees will need to climb 513 steps, higher than other temples in Kuala Lumpur's Batu Caves. You can see the 21.6m high Gopuram tower with seven floors, sparkling cream designed based on Chola architecture. The main door is made from Burmese teak, size 5.5m x 3.5m, thickness 2m.
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 6.

Malaysia Tourism. Photo: tuantruongduc

The artwork and sculptures of Waterfall Temple were made by PV Krishnamoorthy Stabathy, who built more than 150 temples in Malaysia. There are also many other temples located around Waterfall Temple such as Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple in the foothills, Edumban temple and Arulmigu Naganathar temple.
Malaysia: Visitors are impressed with the temple and waterfall in the town of George of Penang - Photo 7.

Malaysia Tourism. Arulmigu Sree Ganeshar Temple. Photo: tuantruongduc

Some notes when you visit the Waterfall Temple such as: dress appropriately, don't be too revealing, remove slippers, don't feed birds, fish or even monkeys, keep your phone on silent mode.