Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located in Serangoon Road, Singapore. The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with features of a spectacular five-tier architecture, with delighted entrance called 'Rajagopuram'. Earlier the legendary temple was known as 'Narasinga Perumal'. The main deity of this temple is 'Lord Vishnu' along with 'Andal', the goddess of Beauty. 'Lakshmi', the goddess of wealth in Garuda Vahana, is in blissful appearance. The legendary temple is constructed with an architectural style of 'Dravidian', resembling the shape of a rectangular branched pyramid, from early ages, back rooted from Pallava and Chalukya dynasty. The highlight of architecture is, all the avatars of Lord Vishnu is lined up in the sequence, of incarnation as in the epic, showing the elaborate carvings and colourful art work, at the entrance of the main sanctum, symbolizing the universe and nirvana (a place of perfect peace and happiness).
The original temple structure remained unchanged until the early 1950s. In 1942, the Mohammedan Hindu Empowerment board of Singapore decided to reinstate Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. The renovation was carried out in the 1960s when Mr. Govindaswami Pillai financed a considerable amount of work. The present building along with Rajagopuram and the covered walkway was completed in 1966. This was when many elders and well-wishers advised of renaming the temple from Sri Narasimha to Srinivasa Perumal Temple. The temple went through financial constraints which hampered the construction of Rajagopuram. However, due to Mr.Pillai's generous contribution, the Gopuram was later erected in late 1970s. In 1978, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple was declared a National Monument by the Preservation of monuments Board.
Architecture of this temple
Srinivasa Perumal Temple has a traditional South Indian style architecture which features a spectacular five-tier entrance called the Rajagopuram. It has a striking depiction of the different avatars of Lord Vishnu and other Hindu deities while embracing the floral and abstract pattern. The Rajagopuram can only be seen from a distance due to its monumental height. The prayer hall (Mandapam) is decorated by the temple's attractive circular mandalas and elaborate relief carvings that symbolise the universe and nirvana. The statue of Srinivasa Perumal is enshrined in the main sanctum. It is where only the priests have the liberty to enter. On either side of the shrine are two figures of door deities known as Dwarapalakas. Right in front of the main entrance of the museum, different avatars of Lord Vishnu are lined at the top of the walls. In sanctum houses shrines dedicated to other Hindu deities. The main sanctum is flanked by Lord Vishnu's consorts, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Andal. This temple also honours Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha. All of the sanctums are crowned with a grand Vimana, a highly decorated at dome.