The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is located in Jalan Bandar, Kuala Lumpur. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Maha Mariamman, who is a reincarnation of goddess Parvathi or Shakti. Goddess Maha Mariamman (Goddess of fertility, love and devotion) is the consort of Lord Shiva (the destroyer and transformer) and in India, the goddess is mostly worshipped in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This temple was established in 1873 by K. Thamboosamy Pillai as a family shrine but in the 1920s, it was opened to the public after the management of the temple was handed over to a board of trustees. Thamboosamy Pillai was also responsible for the setting-up of another famous Hindu landmark in Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves Temple. There are 228 statues of Hindu deities in the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Every Thaipusam, Lord Murugan who is Goddess Maha Mariamman's son, is mounted on a giant silver chariot before proceeding in a procession to the Batu Caves Temple.
In this Learning Experience, you will learn how certain types of mined materials are considered sacred in a religious setting and how the employment of such materials is also intricately linked to cultural beliefs and practices. This aside, you will also learn how globalisation has played a huge role in intensifying movements of goods across the globe and a few repercussions that have arisen from this mass scale movement. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Year 4 and Year 5. Note: The reflection phase will take place under Point B.