Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sacred Tour to Panching Siva Temple

Sacred Tour by Artha Dharma Concept Builders- Maran Marathandavar Temple and Panching Sivan Temple.

Date : Sunday May 27 , 2012 .

Time of departure : 5 am  Meeting point  is a Petaling Jaya Old Town Bus Stop.

Arrival at Maran Temple : 8.00 am to 8.30 am. Prayers and archanai.

Leave to Panching Sivam Temple at about 10.30 am .

Arrive at Panching Sivan Temple at about 12 noon. Lunch will be provided . Prayer. 

Leave Panching Sivam Temple at about 5.30 pm.

Arrive at KL at about 8.30 pm.

Cost per person is RM 110. For a comfortable 44 seater tour bus.

Please call or sms to confirm your seat now .
Email : or 012 925 9495. 
  Eswaren Kannaa's Story of Panching Sivan temple.
 According to the historical background, this Sivalingam Statue was brought there in early 1993 by a member of the Nachitram Family from Negeri Sembilan. A few years before that, he often visited the Panching Cave in Pahang( Panching is a small town which is located on the road from Kuantan to Sg. Lembing-an old tin underground mining town), where a Buddhist Temple was built nearly a hundred years ago. During one of his visit there, he met an Indian Sage in the cave who told him to bring a Siva Statue to install it there! He immediately took upon the idea and flew to India to buy the Sivalingam Statue.
             . When the Sivalingam Statue was brought in; it being 9 feet tall and weighing several tons was left at the foot of the hill for a while because there was no one who was willing to undertake to take it up to the cave leave alone to install it there! This gentleman then got hold of Dr Sethugavalar, an O&G Consultants in Kuantan and requested him to take it up and have it installed in the cave. Dr Sethugavalar, the President of the Jalalingam Temple, paid Rm20,000/- to a group of 25 Indonesian Workers in 1993 to haul the lingam up to the entrance of the cave which is more than 150 feet up. From there on, it had to be rolled into the cave for  distance of  another 100 meters for installation!
               I came to know about this place through Dr Sethu who invited me to pay a visit to the temple in 2006. The path up to the temple was very steep with its twists and turns, making it very hazardous for any one to make the climb up to the cave. I have been there more than 10 times and on every visit, we would do a simple abhisegam for the Sivalingam with Water, Milk and Honey! At that time, I harboured the idea of making proper steps up to the Sivan Temple just like how the steps for Murugan Batu Caves were constructed! Furthermore, the Brahma Padam which is the lowest portion of the Sivalingam was broken and the Vishnu Padam/ Siva Padam above it were tilted and inclined to one side. It could topple over if a slight earthquake were to happen! So Dr Sethu, his committee members and I were contemplating of how to right the situation by making the Brahma Padam in Malaysia. In fact, a quarry in Negeri Sembilan did eventually cut a granite block which was brought to the foot of the hill but finally the Committee decided to import the black granite Brahma Padam from India.
                In 2007, I appealed to an old friend in Kuantan who was an ex-JKR officer, Mr Venudurai, to help build the steps up to the cave and he kindly agreed to contribute RM20,000/- for the purpose! He started survey work to find the easiest route to construct the staircase up to the Caves. At the same time, our Beloved Lord Shiva decided to land a helping hand. He appeared in a vision towards end of 2007 to Ir A. Sivabalan who was doing some work in Kedah. In this vision, he clearly saw a Sivalingam Statue up in cave atop a hill somewhere in Kuantan. He was amazed and puzzled with the vision but he decided to check it out. He asked several people about the whereabouts of the Sivan Temple in Kuantan but no one could give him an answer. One day, he asked Mr Venudurai whether there was indeed a Siva Temple in a Hill Cave in Kuantan! Mr Venudurai told him that there was no Siva Temple in Kuantan but there is one in Panching! This got Ir Sivabalan interested and he immediately decided to visit the location. When he finally visited the Buddhist Temple in Panching Cave, he knew this was the place that he saw in his Vision a few months ago.
                With this resolved, he immediately brought his whole gang of workers from Selangor down to Panching Cave in early 2008 to do up the Siva Temple properly including erecting a steel staircase structure leading up to the entrance of the Cave. The Steel Staircase alone was built at an estimated cost of RM150,000/- all expenses being met by Ir A. Sivabalan and his sub-contractor friends! All this is History now because the first MahaKumbha Abhisegam was held in late May 2008. More than 80 buses from all over the country joined in the grand celebrations! 
                The 4th Annual Celebration of the Panching Sivan Temple appropriately called Jalalingam by Ir Sivabalan will be celebrated on Sunday 27th May 2012! This is now one of the most interesting places of pilgrimage in Malaysia for Hindus especially for those who worship Lord Siva.  On the Way to the place, you have time to visit and spend some time in Maratandavar Temple, the famous Murugan Shrine in Maran.

May the Almighty Bless You and Your Family.

Bless and Love.

Sivajnani Nagappan

Artha Dharma Concept Builders

+6012 - 925 9495

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