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Malaysian Hindu Temple Information Coordination Unit


This is an official portal for Malaysian Hindu Temples under the patronage of YB Datuk Sri M. Saravanan, Human Resource Minister.

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History of Unit Establishment

For the formation of a peaceful, prosperous and blissful country, spirituality needs to be striven for. For now, there is no blueprint (direction, transformation and action plan for the future) that is complete and scientifically related to Malaysian Hindu temples that can be used as a reference, and proposed as a policy in the future. Many temple issues exist today, but the solutions made are only for short term. Realizing this fact, YB Datuk Seri M. Saravanan, Minister of Human Resources, has taken a pragmatic step by inspiring a unit, namely the Malaysian Hindu Temple Information Coordination Unit or UPIKHM, to collect detailed data and the latest statistics about Hindu temples in Malaysia. To implement this initiative, UPIKHM has established an official portal to share all the information about Hindu temples throughout Malaysia in detail.

Various methods are used for the collection of temple data, including field studies, discussions and round table consultations, which involve various levels of society, including experts and university scholars. Data on Malaysian Hindu temples is collected online using the Airtable platform with several scopes of questions such as demographic information of the temple (address, phone number, email, social media), registration status, background and uniqueness of the temple, list of temple committee members and etc.

UPIKHM's main hope is to develop a Development Plan for the Transformation and Action of Hindu Temples in Malaysia from 2022 to 2030. This development plan can be used as a framework that covers the needs, wishes and suitability of Hindu temples in Malaysia for the next 10 years, from 2022, and it will help in identifying the challenges faced by Hindu temples in Malaysia. This development plan is also drawn up based on the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 which carries the commitment to make Malaysia a country that continues to develop sustainably along with fair, equitable and inclusive economic distribution to all levels of Indian society regardless of income, ethnicity, region and chain supply.

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Goal 1

Create a complete, detailed, accurate and comprehensive database of Malaysian Hindu temples;

Goal 2

Publish details such as history, uniqueness, major ceremonies and other information for public viewing;

Goal 3

Launch an official Malaysian Hindu Temple Portal.


Develop and launch a sustainable development plan for Hindu temples in Malaysia in line with technological developments.


  • Identify, collect and coordinate Malaysian Hindu temples.
  • Collect and analyze the latest statistics for Malaysian temples including background, uniqueness and demographic info holistically and systematically.
  • Establish a friendly and harmonious relationship between religious associations and Hindu temples.
  • Create human capital among temple committee members who are highly competent, productive, responsive and resilient in managing temple management more effectively.

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Organization chart

  • Patron: YB Datuk Seri M. Saravanan,Minister of Human Resources
  • Advisor: YBhg. Datuk S. Suria Kumar, SUSK YBM
  • Chairman: YBhg. Datuk Dr. Paramasivam Muthusamy
  • Vice Chairman I: Dr. Magaswari Eliyarni Subramaniam
  • Vice Chairman II: Mr. Manimaren Selvaraja
  • Secretary: Mr. Sri Balasubramniyam Subramaniyam
  • Researcher: Mr. Gnana Prakash Sivam
  • Researcher: Miss Jegatheswary Kanasan
  • Researcher: Ms. Komalavalli Gurunathan

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Logo Description

  • The color purple: Purple is associated with the oneness of God, peace and wisdom in Hinduism.
  • Red color: Red color means brave.
  • The color white: The color white carries the meaning of purity.
  • Symbol 'OM' in Vinayagar face:
    • Vanakam MalaysiaBig Head: Increases general knowledge;
    • Vanakam MalaysiaBig ears: Attentive listening;
    • Vanakam MalaysiaSmall eye: Keen observation;
    • Vanakam MalaysiaOne and a half tusks: Creating positive thoughts and ignoring negative thoughts.

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Vanakam and Salam Keluarga Malaysia.

Work is in full swing to create an online portal with information on Hindu temples in Malaysia. As a first step in this development, a special unit called 'Malaysia Hindu Temple Information Coordination Unit (MaHTIC) in the Minister’s office of the Ministry is working to collect information on temples. The Malaysian Minister of Unity is also cooperating on the project.

Datuk Dr. Paramasivam Muthusamy, a former professor from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) who is an academic researcher, has been appointed as the Special Officer to the Minister to carry out this constructive work. He is carrying out this work with his research team.

The purpose of creating this website is to upload background information on Malaysian Hindu temples, land registration details, personalities, statues and ceremonies, details of priests & staff, administrative list, religious & social activities, public facilities and many more. This way the details of all the temples in our country can be displayed on a single web portal and created as an official website. Our Hindu temples can also help us to move towards an evolution in line with the changing times.

The project will extend all possible assistance to make it a success. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all religious-public movements, religious organisations, religious leaders, technologists, linguists, research students and the media.

Upon successful completion of this work as planned, Malaysia Hindu Temples Portal, the official portal to be launched by our beloved Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Nandri, Inbame Suzhga Elorum Vazhga!