The Management Committee, employees and congregation of Shree Lakshminarayan Temple are deeply saddened by the passing of Singapore’s 6th President Mr S R Nathan. Mr Nathan was Singapore’s longest-serving President. He held key positions in the civil service, security, intelligence and foreign affairs, before taking on the office of the President from 1999 to 2011.
Mr Nathan very graciously participated in our Shree Krishna Janmastami Festival Celebrations as Guest of Honour on 22nd Aug 2000.
He was also our Guest of Honour at SLNT's 40th Anniversary celebration in 2009.
Our heartfelt condolences goes out to his family in this time of grief.
About Us & Brief History
The North Indian community’s roots in Singapore dates abck 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.