In the year 1906 this temple was situated at the former Rumah Miskin Police Station area (Lavender Street junction).Next this temple was shifted infront of the former Beatty Secondary School (Beatty Road). At this time this temple looked more like a hut.With the support of the devotees who are mostly residents staying nearby this temple was shifted again and relocated to St. Georges Road. In 1965 this temple was registered as Sri Sivan Temple and the Maha Kumbabishegam (Consecration Ceremony) was held on 10-9-1975.
In 1980 the Temple site was acquired by HDB thus again this Temple was required to be shifted. In 1982 this Temple was relocated to the present Potong Pasir site and preparations were made to make the foundations to construct the temple in 1985. In 1987, sculptors, architects and various skilled workers were brought from India to construct this temple and the Maha Kumbabishegam was held on 21-1-1991.
Following this, seeing the need to construct at Kodi Maram (Flag staff) and the sanctums for the various deities and because of the request of all the devotees who had been attending this Temple for prayers the neccessary arrangement were made and the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony was held on 1-5-1996. Upon completion of all the necessary works the Maha Kumbabishegam was held grandly on 17-11-1996. The name of the temple, Sri Sivan Temple, was changed to “Sri Sivadurga Temple” on 28-05-2001.
- To conduct the management of the SRI SIVA DURGA TEMPLE at Singapore;
- To provide Hindus a Temple through which the Hindu religion, theology, philosophy, tradition, prayers are followed and for the Hindu way of life;
- To conduct prayers, disseminate religious knowledge and assist similar bodies interested in the Hindu religion;
- To provide charity, educational programs and performing arts activities so as to promote social, cultural, religious and other spiritual understanding based on the Hindu religious principles and practices;
- To provide scholarship, bursary and other forms of social services to needy families, organisations and individuals.
Anandan Gurukkal hails from Tanjore district in Tamilnadu, India. He is formally trained in vedas, devaram and sivagama. He was formerly a priest at the Singapore Vadabathra Kaliamman temple and Sri Dharma Muneeswaran temple. He has had the privilege to be a part of several kumbabishekas both in India and Singapore. In addition, he has had the honour to travel with the Chief priest at Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinagayar temple, Dr. Pitchai Gurukkal to several countries that include Malaysia and Canada. During these trips, he has participated in kumbabishekas, chandiyagas, brahmotsavas and special prayers.
M. Sigamani Gurukkal hails from Pudukottai district in Tamilnadu. He has undergone a four year training from patasala in Chennai, India. His priestly services have been offered in India, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, he has had the privilege to work as a priest in the Nagarathar Sivan Temple in Karaikudi. He has been with the Sri Sivadurga temple for the past six years.
P.Nagaraj Sivam Gurukkal
P. Nagaraj Sivam is from Kovai district in Tamilnadu. An alumni of Veda Sivagama Patasala at Pillayarpatti, he has undergone a five year training programme in Veda, Sivagama and Devaram. He has had the opportunity to participate in several special prayers that include chandihoma and brahmotsavam. He joined the Sri Sivadurga temple in 2014.
S.Kannan Sivachariyar Gurukkal
S. Kannan Sivachariyar was the receipient of Sivagamarathinam award at the patasala established by Dr. Sri Pitchai Gurukkal. He is formally trained in vedagama, and has worked as a chief priest at a temple in Kerala, India. Prior to joining Sri Sivadurga temple, he offered his priestly services at the Queensway Muneeswaran temple.
Temple Management Committee
|SECRETARY||MR.SELVAKKUMAR S/O VEERAYA|
|ASST.SECRETARY||MR. SARKKUNAN S/O VADIVEL|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MR.VENKATASALAM KAMARAJ|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MR.PANCHATCHARAM RAMU|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MDM.ANNANTHI D/O GNANASUNDARUM|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MDM.PANJAVARNAM D/O KARUPPAYA@SHEILA|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MR.SENGAMALAI RAJAKKANNU|
|COMMITTEE MEMBER||MR.RAJARAJEN S/O ROWTHEN|
Mr SRP CHITRARASU
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