YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE:
This temple that was built in 1925 is located in the center of China Town at the junction of Keong Saik Road and Kreta Ayer Road. Nagarthars also called, Nattukottai Chettiars are famous money lending community from Southern part of Tamilnadu, India. In 1920, the government acquired the temple land as part of the hospital extension plan and gave a sum of money to the Nagarathars. The Nagarathars then bought the current land and built the temple grandly by spending a huge amount of money. During the construction of the new temple, the Nagarathars found the Vinayagar Idol at the old temple near the hospital in a dilapidated condition. So, they decided to bring a new Black Stone Vinayagar Idol from India. As per the religious agamas (Procedures), the dilapidated idol was to be immersed at sea. But, few Nagarathars felt that it would be a breach of promise made to Thiru Ponnambala Swamigal.