Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple with P S Somasekharan

About the programme

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is one of Singapore’s oldest temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Follow Somasekharan on a tour of the historic temple as we learn more about the birth, marriage and death prayers and practices associated with Hinduism.

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Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)

Where

Level 1 of PGP Hall, located beside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (397 Serangoon Rd Singapore 218123)

Instructions

Please dress respectfully (e.g. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Masks are mandatory. Please refrain from bringing food items into the temple.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.
Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Mr Soma!

My name is Somasekharan, but you can call me Mr Soma. Sri Srinivasa was the first temple I visited when I first arrived in Singapore from Chennai in 1981 so it means a lot to me. It was a place I found refuge and comfort in and so naturally, I wanted to give back. I became a temple committee member in 1989 and am currently managing the temple’s finance and community cultural programmes.

As part of the committee, my vision for this temple is to emulate the Tirumala Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India. By emulating the rituals and practices there, I hope that devotees can fulfil their religious needs locally without having to travel there! If you catch me at the programme this coming August, I will be happy to share with everyone more about the temple and my religious practices!

More about the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Located on Serangoon Road, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is a National Monument with a history dating back to the 1850s. The temple is dedicated to the worship of South Indian deity Perumal or Thirumal, a form of Vishnu, and is run by a group of about 20 volunteers. Important occasions for the temple include the Purattasi Sani, Thaipusam and the fire walking ceremony. During the Purattasi Sani, the temple receives more than 24,000 devotees every weekend.