Hindu temple in Sengkang reopens after $4m renovation

ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple (AVGMT) in Sengkang has reopened after a year-long renovation. 	Costing over $4 million, the renovation of the temple includes a new facade, upgraded facilities and a multi-purpose hall. 	AVGMT is an amalg
ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG
ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG

Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple (AVGMT) in Sengkang has reopened after a year-long renovation.

Costing over $4 million, the renovation of the temple includes a new facade, upgraded facilities and a multi-purpose hall.

AVGMT is an amalgamation of three Hindu temples - the Arulmigu Velmurugan Temple, the Sri Krishna Bhagwan Durga Parameswari Devasthanam and the Sri Mariamman Muneeswarar Temple.

The temple, which opened in 2006, is visited by hundreds of devotees most weekends.

In addition to offering religious services to devotees, AVGMT also works with its neighbouring Chinese temples on community activities.

The temple will conduct its second Maha Kumbabishegam, or consecration ceremony, on Sunday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2018, with the headline 'Hindu temple in Sengkang reopens after $4m renovation'. Print Edition | Subscribe