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Welcome to the official Highgatehill Murugan temple website.
Lord Murugan, also known as Kartikeya, Skanda, or Subrahmanya, is a prominent deity in Hinduism. He is considered the God of War, Victory, and Wisdom.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Murugan is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is often depicted as a handsome young man with six faces and twelve arms, riding a peacock. His weapon is a spear called Vel, which represents divine knowledge and spiritual power.
Lord Murugan is a popular deity associated with various legends and stories. One of the famous tales depicts his victory over the demon Surapadman, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Lord Murugan is also regarded as the patron deity of Tamil language and culture.
Devotees worship Lord Murugan for various reasons, including seeking protection, success in endeavors, and spiritual growth. His temples, such as the Aru Padai Veedu (Six Abodes of Murugan), attract a large number of pilgrims
History of Temple
The temple was built according to the ancient Saiva(Hindu) scriptures and architecture. It was opened on the 2nd of December 1979 with a grand ceremony attending more than 700 people.
“The Maha Kumbabhishegam” – “Consecration Ceremony” was held in June 1986, attended by over a thousand devotees. It was the culmination of 20 years of single-minded dedication and hard work of Late Sri Sabapathipillai.
The temple is a registered CHARITY in the name of Brittania Hindu (Shiva) Temple Trust, registered in 1974. Also registered in the “Places of Worship Register” in 2020. The temple is governed by seven Trustees and it’s governing document “Constitution”. The original constitution was drafted by Late Sri Sabapathipillai in 1974.
The Highgatehill Murugan Temple was chosen by the Queen Elizabeth II as part of her wish to recognize each of Britain’s many faiths.
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Highgatehill Murugan temple on the 6th of June 2002, in her first major engagement after the “Golden Jubilee” celebration. Highgatehill Murugan Temple is the first Hindu temple to be visited by the British monarch in the British history. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the Queen spent about 45 minutes at the temple and a “Special Pooja of blessings” was performed during the visit.
The temple and the devotees of the temple are privileged by the Queen’s visit.
The temple is located on the A1 road in Highgate, North London, it is easily accessible by tube or bus.
The temple is open 7 days a week. Extended timings will be followed on Festival & Special Auspicious days.
08.00am - 02.00pm & 05.00pm - 09.00pm
08.00am - 11.30pm & 05.00pm - 08.00pm
Contribute to Archway Temple’s preservation and growth with your generous donation. Help us safeguard its spiritual significance and enhance the visitor experience, ensuring its legacy for future generations.
- Devotees who wish to make any donation to the temple you are welcome. we accept Credit cards or Bank transfer
- Devotees who wish to perform any Poojas, or Upayams for special days please see page “Services” and see the Calendar of Events.
- The temple provide home visit Priest Services for devotees who wish to perform Poojas at home.
- The temple has two halls to hire for Weddings or any other services.
- Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0208 348 9835
Account Details for donations
- Bank Name: BARCLAYS
- Account Name: BRITTANIA HINDU (SHIVA)TEMPLE TRUST
- Account Number: 00195243
- Short Code: 20-96-89
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