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Tour of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
September 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is one of Singapore’s oldest temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Follow the volunteers from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on a tour of the historic temple as we learn more about the birth, marriage and death prayers and practices associated with Hinduism.
Fees: S$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
Meeting Point: Level 1 of PGP Hall, located beside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (397 Serangoon Rd Singapore 218123
- Please dress respectfully (e.g. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from bringing food items into the temple.
- Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.
- Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.
- Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.
- Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.
About the tour conductor:
When P S Somesekharan (Mr Soma) first arrived in Singapore from Chennai in 1981, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was the first temple he visited. It was a place for refuge and comfort to him, and he eventually became the temple committee member in 1989 and currently manages the temple’s finance and community cultural programmes, such as being a part of My Community Festival 2021.
His vision for the temple is to emulate the rituals and practices of Tirumala Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India, so that devotees in Singapore do not have to travel all the way there for religious needs.
About Sri Srinivas Perumal Temple
Located on Serangoon Road, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is a National Monument with a history dating back to the 1850s. The temple is dedicated to the worship of South Indian deity Perumal or Thirumal, a form of Vishnu, and is run by a group of about 20 volunteers. Important occasions for the temple include the Purattasi Sani, Thaipusam and the fire walking ceremony. During the Purattasi Sani, the temple receives more than 24,000 devotees every weekend.