Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman is the first glass temple in the world and the only one in Malaysia. It started in 1922 as a humble shelter. 74 years later, in 1996, the temple was rebuilt and reopened. Few years later the chairman of this temple Guru Bhagawan Sittar got the inspiration to decorate temple with the 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 JB’s major attractions.
The temple looks really beautiful, especially on a sunny day with blue skies, when the glass shines. Despite the fact that it’s a Hindu temple, there are images of Buddha, Jesus Christ and another Saints inside. Perhaps it highlights the fact that God is one for all. 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 it at least once.
Glass Temple Photos
- 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