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Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple, Penang

Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple - Penang, Malaysia
Nattukkottai Chettiar Temple
Jalan Air Terjun, George Town, Malaysia 10350Map
+60 4 262 0202

Located at the corner of a tiny roundabout, this 100-square-foot temple is the final destination of devotees during the Thaipusam procession. The locals affectionately nickname it the "Elephant Temple." Legend has it that in 1997, a miracle occurred in which the Elephant God statue started drinking milk offered by devotees. Flanked by bright-green gates, the interior is thronged by fresh strings of garlands in a myriad of colors. You then come face to face with a five-foot-high picture of the Elephant God. Tread carefully with the temple caretaker, he can get a bit protective of his territory.

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