Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple was built in the year 1781 by the Chetti community of Melaka dedicated to the devotion to Lord Vinayaka, also known as Ganesha, who is regarded as one of the most worshiped deities in Hinduism.The temple was built by Thavinayagar Chitty, whom is the leader of the Chetti people in the 18th century.
A sense of harmonization greets visitors upon visiting the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple as it is located along Jalan Tukang Emas, also termed as the Harmony Street, alongside Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Despite the religious differences, these three sanctuaries are situated alongside each other in an harmonious synchronization.
The architecture and detailing of the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple is for one to be fascinated in. The Chetti community from South India were exceptionally involved in the construction of the temple to dedicate their love to Vinayagar. Visitors will be able to indulge in the adornment and décor associated with the Hindu teachings. The robust Dutch influence on the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple makes it easy to distinguish the structural design of the temple with other South Indian Hindu temples, through the details of the entrance, walls, columns and roof of the temple.
Today, the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple is the main focal point of the Hindu community in Melaka whereby many Hindu festivities in Melaka are associated to the temple. The more noteworthy festivals celebrated by the temple are the Datuk Chachar Festival, Masi Magam, Thaipusam and Deevapali.
After visiting all the sanctuaries situated along the Harmony Street, visitors can adjourn to the charming Straits Affair, a restaurant and dessert house to try the many home-produced Nyonya cakes and dessert. The highlight of the Straits Affair belongs to its Baba Nyonya high-tea fiesta, which consist of much variety of the Nyonya desserts served in an English high-tea presentation.
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