Om Sri Maha Athi Nageswari Amman Temple is reportedly launched in the new township of Puchong Gateway (Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia), after about four years of work.
Dedicated to snake goddess Nageswari Amman, manifestation of Devi, this unique temple consists of four raja gopurams (monumental entrance towers) with two entrances, 65 feet-high Shiva Lingam (flown from India), 924 snakes carved on it, besides wall carvings of various deities; reports suggest.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended efforts of temple leaders and area community for realizing this wonderful Hindu temple complex.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this new temple would help in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
According to reports, about 50 masons from India worked on this temple; gold paint used on deities was from Thailand; wall-tiles were brought from India and Indonesia; and Puchong Gateway Development allocated 1,200 square feet of land.
Temple also includes a social hall for cultural and social gatherings, festivals and marriage ceremonies. Temple president is M. Sivaneswaran; while K. Rajendran, who reportedly had a vision, worked to make it a reality.