The Sri Thandayuthapani Temple, also known as the Chettiar Hindu Temple, is one of Singapore Hindu community's most important place of worship. Built in 1859 and rebuilt in 1983, the main deity of this temple is Lord Sri Thandayuthapani also called Murugan.
The distinctive feature of this Southern Indian temple is its roof, with 48 engraved glass panels angled to catch the rising and setting sun. The temple has a beautifully decorated "Alangara Mandapam" which is used on auspicious days to place the procession deity. The temple went through several renovation process and the latest consecration function was held in November 2009. Each year six important festivals are celebrated with grandeur, one of which is Thaipusam.
The temple is the place to be if you want to experience the annual Thaipusam procession. On the day of the festival, devotees undertake a pilgrimage along a set route while engaging in various acts of devotion, carrying various types of kavadi and milk pots.