The North Indian community’s roots in Singapore dates back to the early 20th century when Indian immigrants from the North States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Bengal and Gujarat arrvied in Singapore. They came as herdsmen, dairymen and moneylenders. Those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were also employed as security guards in houses, shops and factories. Most of these indians settled on the banks of Rochor Canal, Serangoon Road and the vicinity.
Before 1960, the North Indians had no special place of worship and used to worship at the North Indian Hindu Association at Cuff Road.
In 1960s, several residential units were purchased by the North Indian community and converted into the Shree Lakshminarayan Temple. Shree Lakshminarayan Temple was declared open on Thursday 24th April 1969. The temple is sanctuary of the spiritual values and culture of Sanatan Darm and Vedic Hindu tradition. It is a place of faith, devotion, worship, love, peace and harmony.
The temple has constantly been upgrading its facilities and services to serve the devotees better. Devotees now have a better and comfortable place for worship. Over the years the role of our temple has changed. Today the temple is not only the place of worship, but it has become an important focal point for the Hindu community to meet and interact. It fulfils the spiritual as well as the cultural needs of the society and fosters positive social values.
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