Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Singapore

The Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple at Ceylon Road, which started in the mid-19th century, was re-built and consecrated in 2003. Some interesting features include the Rajagopuram entrance tower which features the Chola style of architecture. The Cholas were the greatest temple builders in the history of India.

In the mail hall is the temple's most unique feature: four granite pillars with eight sculptures each - making up the 32 different forms of Lord Vinayagar. These 32 forms of Lord Vinayagar are not seen in any other Vinayagar temple, even in India. Standing in the middle of the Main Hall are many colourful murals depicting the many stories of Lord Vinayagar from the time of his birth till marriage. There is also a dome which features beautiful paintings of the eight different forms of Goddess Lakshmi, hence its name Ashtalakshmi Dome.

Location: 19 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429613

Getting there: Take the MRT to Bugis Station (EW12) and take SBS bus 12 from opposite Bugis Junction. Alight opposite Roxy Square.