Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman is the first glass Hindu temple in the world and the only one in Malaysia. Temple called “Glass” because it’s decorated with glass inside and outside. The temple looks really beautiful, especially on a sunny day with blue skies, when glass shines.
It started in 1922 as a humble shelter. 74 years later, in 1996, the temple was rebuilt and reopened. Few years later a chairman of this temple Guru Bhagawan Sittar got the inspiration to decorate temple with glass. Transformation of the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman temple with glass fittings started in 2008 and was completed on January 3, 2009. Since 2009, it has become one of the major attractions in JB.
Despite the fact that it’s a Hindu temple, there are images of Gauthama Buddha, Jesus Christ and other Saints inside.
I’m not familiar with Hindu Saints, but I like these beautiful images inside.
Visiting hours for tourists are between 1pm and 5pm, but I’ve been there during the prayers time, and I can say that Hindu prayer songs sound great – must hear them at least once.
- Address: 22 Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru (Show Map)
- Entrance Fee: Foreigners: RM10, Malaysian: Free
- Visiting Hours for Tourists: Every day 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- Prayers Time: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 12:00pm, 7:00pm – 10:00pm; Sat-Sun 7:00am – 10:00pm