Saturday, May 21, 2016

DHAMMIKARAMA Temple @ Penang~ The only Burmese Temple located outside Myanmar!

Built in 1805, one of the most notable features found in the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple are two Panca Rupa (guardian protectors of the world) images, which stand over a globe. These mystical creatures are said to be the masters of water, land and air respectively and have the head of a lion, trunk of an elephant, body of a fish, wings of the mystical Garuda, ears and hooves of a horse, and the horns of a deer.
The first Buddhist temple in Penang, the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple is one of two major Buddhist temples located within the Theravada Buddhist co-op on Burma Lane. It was built on land donated by a Buddhist devotee known as Nyonya Betong.

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple  
Address: Lorong Burma, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Year built: 1803
Phone: +60 4-226 9575
Architectural style: Myanmar (Burma)