Most temples in Singapore are open throughout the Mahashivratri night, except some such as the Perumal and Waterloo Krishnan temples, which don't have Shiva idols. I have offered prayers at these unique and beautiful temples with a bus load of like-minded friends for the past several years on Mahashivratri.
This year Covid-19 put a stop to the chartered buses. My friend Uma and I were determined to make it this year as well. Armed with hand sanitizers, the two of us drove on a well planned 12 hour route starting at 6 pm and ending at 6 am the next morning.
With several temperature checks thrown in, we toured to some 21 temples (yes there are those many and a few more on this sunny island) overnight for Mahashivratri. Delighted to share some pictures from our religious overnighter.
1. Tua Pek Kong Temple: Loyang Sri Mahaganapathy Sanctum, Loyang
2. Sri Ramar Temple, Changi
3. Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple, Sengkang
4. Sri Darma Muneeswaran Temple, Serangoon North
5. Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, Serangoon
6. Sri Veeramma Kaliamman Temple, Serangoon
7. Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, Tank Road
8. Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown
9. Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Telok Ayer
10 Sri Ruthrakali Amman Temple, Depot Road
11. Sri Muneeswaran Temple, Commonwealth Drive
12. Sri Arulmigu Murugan Temple, Jurong East
13. Hill Temple Murugan, Upper Bukit Timah
14. Sri Arasakesari Sivan Temple, Sungei Kadut
15. Sri Siva Krishna Temple, Marsiling
16. Sree Maha Mariamman Temple, Yishun
17. Holy Tree Balasubramanian Temple, Yishun
18. Sri Veera Muthu Muneeswarar Temple, Yishun
19. Sri Manmatha Karuneshwar Temple, Kallang