The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is founded by Thambusamy Pillai in 1873 and was initially used as a private shrine by the Pillai family. The Temple was originally sited somewhere near the KL Railway Station. It shifted to its present location along Jalan Tun H S Lee (next to KL's Chinatown) in 1885. The family threw open the temple door to the public in the late 1920s. This Temple resembles the form of a human body lying on its back with the head positioned towards the west and the feet towards the east. Visitors to the Temple are greeted by a 5 tiered gopuram. It is the tallest structure in the Temple and corresponds to the feet of the body. It is the threshold between the material and spiritual world. The dramatic 22.9m (75ft) high pyramid-shaped gate tower is decorated with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India. The chief sculptor was the late S. T. Muniappa from Tamil Nadu and is credited for creating the 228 idols on the gopuram. The Temple opens daily from 6.00AM to 9.00PM. Visitors are remindered to remove their footwear before entering the Temple. Sri Maha Mariamman is on Tun Hs Lee, J; is near Tun Perak, J; is near Hang Lekiu, J; is near Lbh Ampang; is near Lrt Ampang Line C; is near Gereja, J; is near Melaka, Lbh; is near Raja Chulan, J; Sri Maha Mariamman is geographically located at latitude(3.1487 degrees) 3° 8' 55" North of the Equator and longitude (101.6979 degrees) 101° 41' 52" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Kuala Lumpur.
The locations related to Sri Maha Mariamman are represented by the an airplane flight paths route between two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Sri Maha Mariamman is located 33 metres from Shophouses along Jalan Tun HS Lee. Sri Maha Mariamman is located 75 metres from Shophouses along Lebuh Ampang. Sri Maha Mariamman is located 79 metres from Selangor Hokkien Association Building. Sri Maha Mariamman is located 85 metres from Banguanan Lee Yan Lian. Sri Maha Mariamman is located 92 metres from Asia Insurance Building.
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Winsin Hotel Chinatown 0.3km, Puduraya Hotel 0.4km, Ancasa Hotel 0.4km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Sri Maha Mariamman.
Shophouses along Jalan Tun HS Lee 0km, Sinar Kota 0.2km, Kotaraya 0.3km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Sri Maha Mariamman.
Market Square 0.3km, Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi 0.5km, National Historical Muzium 0.5km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Sri Maha Mariamman.
SEGi College KL 0.1km, SJI KL 0.3km, St Johns Primary School 0.3km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Sri Maha Mariamman.
Small City Park 0.4km, Dataran Merdeka 0.5km, Johor Technology Park 0.7km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Sri Maha Mariamman.
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