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Chettiar Temple – Sri Thendayuthapani Temple in Singapore Accorded National Monument Status

Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, popularly known as Chettiar Temple, located on Tank Road in Singapore was gazetted a National Monument by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. This is the third Hindu Temple to get the National Monument Status. Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, dedicated to Muruga or Subramanian, was built in 1859. Massive reconstruction was done in 1983.

Straitstimes reports 
The Sri Thendayuthapani Temple is also widely known as the Chettiar temple because it was established by the Nattukottai Chettiars. The Chettiars are known to worship Murugan, and have dedicated many temples to this Hindu deity all over the world. The Sri Thendayuthapani Temple is the older of the two temples built by the Chettiar community in Singapore - the other is the Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple on 73 Keong Saik Road which was built in 1925.