Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is sited on three adjoining plots of land that were acquired between 1855 and 1912. This temple was built in 1855 on the largest plot owned by a Hindu settler named Naracingam. A smaller plot was given to the temple by its then owner, Moona Sithumbram Pillay in 1894. A third plot was purchased in 1912 from the East India Company by the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowments Board (which administered the temple from 1907).
The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Sri Vishnu, worshipped as the embodiment of the powers of preservation and protection. Sri Vishnu in the form of Sri Srinivasa Perumal is the presiding deity here.
For the first fifty years, private trustees managed the temple. In 1907, the property was taken over by the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowments Board (MHEB). Vested as Endowment 1, it was one of four Hindu temples administered by the MHEB.
Since 1969, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple has been under the administration of the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB), a statutory body. Its day-to-day operations are supervised by a Management Committee under the HEB.
The original temple was a lime plaster and wood structure. Under MHEB’s administration, the temple underwent minor improvements, including the addition of concrete domes in 1916. No restoration was carried out to the temple and its vast grounds over the next five decades. The City Council of Singapore approved the construction of a much-needed new temple in 1961 and it was completed by 1966. Significant refurbishments were undertaken between the late 1970s and early 1990s, including the addition of a rajagopuram (tower entrance) to the temple’s façade in 1979. Sanctum domes were remodelled, and a covered walkway was added to link the temple mandapam (pillared hall) to the rajagopuram. The vasantha mandapam (spring hall) was remodelled and consecrated in 2005. A dining hall, a dedicated kitchen to prepare deity food oblations and a chariot store were added by 2018.
Housed within the temple grounds is a wedding hall. Built in 1965, the wedding hall was known as PGP Kalyana Mandapam. It was named after its benefactor P. Govindasamy Pillay, a community leader and philanthropist. The two-storey building was then the first public hall for the Hindu community. Renamed as PGP Hall from 2014, the wedding hall is now a three-storey complex with an auditorium, a multi-function room and a dining hall. PGP Hall is a popular venue for weddings, arts performances and celebratory ceremonies.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was declared a National Monument in 1978.
Sundays – Fridays
Morning: 5:30am to 12:00pm
Evening: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Morning: 5:30am to 12:30pm
Evening: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
|Indra Vimanam Sevai||$851|
|Homam (Each Deity) (2 kinds of Prasadam provided)||$251|
|Navagraha Homam (9 Kinds of Prasadam provided)||$351|
|Margazhi Thiruppalli Ezhuchi Poojai||$61|
|Prayers for New Vehicle||$35|
|Uchikaala/ Arthajama Special Poojai||$51|
|30th Day Prayers for a new born child||$51|
|Namakaranam (Child naming ceremony)||$51|
|Annaprasanam (First feed for child)||$51|
|Vidyarambam (Individual Prayers)||$51|
|Sathya Narayana Poojai||$321|
|Thirumanjanam (Other Deities)||$151|
|Vennai Kappu for Sri Anjaneyar||$451|
|Santhanakappu for Anjaneyar||$301|
|Sri Vishnu Homam/ Thirumanjanam (Moolavar) only on Fridays||$501|
|Sri Vishnu Homam (Utsavar)||$351|
|Sri Vishna Homam (Purattasi Month only)||$181|
|Sri Sookta Homam||$351|
|Ekanda Sevai (Monday to Friday)||$101|
|Ekanda Sevai (Saturdays)||$251|
|Ekanda Sevai (Sundays)||$121|
|Nethra Sevai / Thiruppaavadai (Only on Thursday mornings)||$151|
|Poolangi Sevai (Only on Thursday evenings)||$301|
|Sri Mahalakshmi Kuberayagam||$751|
|Gold Chariot Procession||$601|
|Chairman:||Mr V Selvam|
|Vice Chairman:||Mr Tam Shanmugam|
|Secretary:||Mr Sivakumaran Sathappan|
|Finance Member:||Mr Alagappan Perianan|
|Members:||Ms M Valathammai
Mr KT Vishnu
Mr K Sugumaran
Mr M Ravi Chandran
Mr Saravana Pillai
Mr K Kalaiselvan
Mr P Chandrasekar
Mr Arularasan s/o Ramasamy