Overview

It has been recorded that the Sri Sivan Temple was rebuilt as a solid structure in the early 1850’s at the Orchard Road site under which the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station is located. The Sivalinga was known to be worshiped at this site well before 1850. The Sivalinga had moved three times within Singapore- once from Potong Pasir to a spot in the lower end of Dhoby Ghaut; then to a site near where MacDonald House Stands today; and then on to the Orchard Road site where it used to be until 1983.

An order placing Sri Sivan Temple under the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowments Board (set up in 1907) was gazetted on October 18, 1915. In 1968, the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) was formed to manage four temples including the Sri Sivan Temple.

During the Second World War, some of the statues of secondary deities and a part of the temple structure were damaged by shells that landed around it. Towards the end of the war, renovations were made to the temple and a consecration ceremony was held in July 1943. In 1954, the Municipal Commissioners wanted the temple to be setback 14 feet from the road to widen Orchard Road. After long drawn discussions, a compromise was reached between the Board and the City Council. In consideration of the temple giving up 490 sq. feet of the front land, the temple was given $50,000 and allowed to be rebuilt at the same site. Plans to rebuild the temple were drawn up in 1957. Local contractors completed the construction works in April 1962 and skilled crafts men from India carried out the sculptural and ornamental works. The consecration ceremony was held on December 9, 1964.

In 1983, the Government decided to acquire the land on which the temple stood. An MRT station was to be built underground. Therefore, a transit temple was built next to the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road while a more suitable and permanent site was being identified. All the god-forms from the Orchard Road Temple were installed in the new temporary site at Serangoon Road which allowed for all daily prayers and festivals celebrated to continue. The Hindu Endowments Board had intended to make the new temple unique in appearance, features and facilities. The Board and the management committee of the temple consulted well-known temple architects in India. What followed was a unique design- an octagonal structure. The new temple was built at a cost of $6 million on a 3,000 sq. meter plot at Geylang East. The new site is about four-and-a-half times bigger than the temple’s former site at Orchard Road. After ten years of temporary residence at Serangoon Road, the Sri Sivan Temple was consecrated at its present Geylang East site on May 30 1993.

Major festivals celebrated at Sri Sivan Temple are Maha Sivarathiri and Guru Peryarchi.

For more details and online booking of  Temple services visit Sri Sivan Temple website

Deities

Management Commitee

Advisor Mr A Dinakaran
Chairman Mr Venkatesh Narayanaswamy
Vice Chairman Mr Chandran Nantha Kumar
Secretary Mr Thangavelu Anbalagan
Finance Member Mr Malaiappan s/o Sinnakaruppan
Members Mr Malaiappan s/o Sinnakaruppan
Mr Anantha Sayanam s/o Chockalingam
Mr Snehkant Gupta
Ms Rajashree Rajan
Co-Opted Members Ms Asha Kedia
Ms Ishita Dhamani
Mr Kalaiarasan K
Mr K S Ja Raman
Mr KS Rajendran
Mr Kumar Lakshmanan
Mr Raja Raman
Mr Segaran Muthiah
Mr Subramaniam s/o Manogaran

Major Festivals

Date Festivals
14.04.2018 Vilambi New Year
19.05.2018 to 28.06.2018 Brahmotsavam Festival
11.08.2018 Aadi Amavasai
13.08.2018 Aadipooram
17.07.2018 to 14.08.2018 Aadi Tuesdays & Fridays Ubayam
03.08.2018 Aadiperukku Ubayam
05.08.2018 Aadi Karthigai Ubayam
21.08.2018 Aavani Moolam Ubayam
13.09.2018 Vinayagar Chathurthi Vizha
22.09.2018 to 13.10.2018 Purattasi Saturday’s Ubayam
04.10.2018 Guru Peyarchi
08.10.2018 Sarva Mahalaya Amavasai
10.10.2018 to 18.10.2018 Navarathiri Festival
19.10.2018 Vijayadasami (Ambu Eithal)
24.10.2018 Annabishegam
08.11.2018 to 13.11.2018 Skantha Sashti Vizha
19.11.2018 to 10.12.2018 Karthigai Somavaram Ubayam
23.11.2018 Thirukathigai Deepam
14.12.2018 to 22.12.2018 Thiruvembavai Vizha
23.12.2018 Arudra Dharisanam
01.01.2019 English New Year
15.01.2019 Thai Pongal
15.01.2019 to 12.02.2019 Thai Tuesdays and Fridays Ubayam
25.01.2019 Maha Kumbabishega Anniversary Day
16.01.2019 Thai Karthigai
04.02.2019 Thai Amavasai
28.02.2019 Maha Sivarathiri Ganapathy Homam
01.03.2019 Maha Sivarathiri Rudhrabishegam
02.03.2019 Maha Sivarathiri Siva Panchakshara Homam  
02.03.2019 Sri Viswanathar Visalakshi Silver Chariot Procession
03.03.2019 Gold Chariot Procession
03.03.2019 Maha Prathosham
04.03.2019 Maha Sivarathiri Festival
05.03.2019 Sri Viswanathar Visalakshi Thirukalyanam
21.03.2019 Panguni Uthiram
06.04.2019 Yugathi Pandigai (Telugu New Year Ubayam)
05.04.2019 to 13.04.2019 Vasantha Navarathiri Ubayam

Services

Services Price
Special Abishegam/Pooja
Additional deities (Each)
$121
$51
Santhana Kappu Full (Each Deity)
Face Only
$101
$51
Homam (Each Deity) (2 kinds of Prasadam provided) $251
Sathru Samhara Trisathi Pooja for Sri Murugan $201
Navagraha Homam (9 kinds of Prasadam provided) $351
Rudra Abishegam $351
Sangu Abishegam $351
Auyushya Homam $301
Mrithyunjaya Homam $301
Sudharsana Homam $301
108 Kalasa Abishegam $451
Shanmuga Archanai $301
Mudikayiru $2
Margazhi Thiruppalli Ezhuchi Pooja $51
Prayers for New Vehicle $51
Uchikaala/ Arthajama Special Pooja $51
30th Day Prayers for a new born child $51
Kulanthai Thatham $51
Namakaranam (Child naming ceremony) $51
Annaprasanam (First feed for child) $51
Vidyarambam (Individual prayers) $51
Hiranya Sirartham $51
Sathya Narayana Pooja $251
Sahasranama Archanai $31
Amavasai Tharpanam $5

Etiquette

What to wear when visiting a Hindu Temple?

The basic dress code when visiting a Hindu Temple is: shoulders must be covered (easily done with a scarf or a shawl) and trousers or skirts must cover at least knees.

It is best to avoid anything too tight, too short and too revealing. Generally it is better to wear too much rather than too little when visiting a temple.

For those who are not appropriately dressed, temples do provide shawls, cover-ups and wraps.

Footwear should be removed outside the temple. Most temples will have a space designated for footwear to be left safely.

Socks are fine, visitors can keep wearing them unless the temple floor is made of marble or any other slippery stone and it may be best to remove socks too.

Temple Manners

Please do not enter the shrines or sanctums. Do not sit with feet pointing toward the Deities, the priests or another person. Hugging and other demonstrations of affection between adults are not appropriate. Do refrain from talking loudly. Please treat the priests with respect.

Smoking and consumption of alcohol are prohibited in the temple and temple grounds.

Contact Us

24 Geylang East Ave 2 Singapore 389752
6743 4566
6743 7622
sst@heb.org.sg