• Sri Kandaswamy Kovil was built in 1902 to service the Ceylon Tamil Hindu Community and allow them to practice Saiva Siddhantha in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Sri Kandaswamy Kovil

    During the 1800s large groups of Tamil Hindus moved from Sri Lanka to Malaysia to help construct railway lines. Many ended up settled in the area that is now known as Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur because it was so close to where the lines were being built. Life was much improved from what it had been in Sri Lanka, but many of them missed having a formal temple to worship in. Up until 1890 they had been worshiping informally in homes and at small, makeshift shrines. On December 24, 1890, though, the leaders of the Saivite Ceylon Hindu Community decided they wanted something more permanent and the plan for Sri Kandaswamy Kovil was…