The roosters rule at Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil is a Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur. The temple is over a hundred years old and is one of the most prominent Sri Lankan Temples in Malaysia. It’s dedicated to Lord Murugan, a Hindu god of war and victory and the remover of obstacles. Ganesh was his sibling and Shiva and Parvati, his father and mother.

Cow statue inside the temple grounds

How to get here?

It’s only a 15 minute walk from KL Sentral going through some back streets. I visited around 9am on a Sunday morning and i was the only one there and could wander the temple grounds in peace and quiet.

I walked down Jalan Tun Sambathan 4, turned left at Jalan Padang Bella (the road next to YMCA Hostel), turned right until i got to Gandhi’s Vegetarian Restaurant, then left until i got to Jalan Scott, then you turn right and walk all the way down to the end of Jalan Scott and that’s where the Temple will be.

The side entrance where you can walk in to visit the back area

You’ll also come across roosters and peacocks in the ground just wandering around.

Roosters wandering around in the grounds

Down the back, the monorail travels straight past this temple, so if you’re in the monorail, you can get some photos of this beautiful temple.

View from the monorail carriage of the temple.


Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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