This is a 1982 photograph of the Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple located at Kallang Road, around the corner of Kampong Bugis. The photograph is a wide angle view of the temple and there is a building behind it with a poster advertising some medical products in Chinese. Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple or Sivan Temple is a Hindu temple for Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Sivan or Shiva as the presiding deity. The temple was started by large number of Hindu employees who wanted a shrine to install the deity to seek its protection as well as to sustain their Hindu traditions and values. The temple was thus established on 1 January 1888 on a lease from the Governor of the Straits Settlements. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.