The Nattukottai Chettiar Temple also known as Arulmigu Sri Thandayuthapani Temple is probably the most popular Hindu temple in Penang. It is a leading tourist attraction attracting approximately 500,000 people for the Thaipusam festival annually. Nattukkottai consists of two words, "nattu" and "kottai", which means "country forts". The Chettiar community who built this temple was a bunch of astute businessmen and moneylenders who were excellent in managing wealth.
This chokkatan (chequered) designed temple is an amazing venue for organizing a Hindu wedding ceremony in Penang.
|The Mandapa (pillared pavillion)|
Location: Nattukottai Chettiar Temple, Penang, Malaysia
Decorator: Creative Management, Butterworth
Bridal Makeup: Shathi Bridal, Penang
Cinematography: Cinematic Style (option B) by Digimax Video Productions
Song: Adisiya Thirumanam (Miracle Wedding)
|Seating arrangement for the guests|
|Passage to the Garbhagriha (Holy of Holies)|
|Peacock at the temple opening its feathers for the couple at their wedding ceremony|
Another Indian wedding was held at Sri Thandayuthapani Nattukkottai Chettiar’s Temple at WaterFall Road, Penang. We’ve been to this temple numerous time. It is one of the most beautiful temples we have seen.
The very special moment was we capture the scene that in the Temple, one of the male peacock showing off his fur and dancing in front to the couple while the couple walk over them. He opens his tail at camera almost 5 minutes!
The Nattukottai Chettiar Temple
Located on Waterfall Road (Jalan Kebun Bunga), Penang