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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in Singapore

 Hindu Endowments Board, Singapore

Tel: 6296 3469
 Fax: 6292 9766
 E-mail: admin@heb.gov.sg
 Address: Hindu Endowments Board (HEB), 397 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218123
 Operating Hours: 8.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

The Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) is a statutory body set up under the Hindu Endowments Act in 1968. Its role, as set out in the Act, is to administer those endowments placed under its administration.
The word “endowment” is defined in the Act to mean any endowment in land, building or money given for the support of any Hindu temple or other Hindu purpose. The endowments administered by the Board are:
1.  Sri Mariamman Temple
2.  Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
3.  Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple; and
4.  Sri Sivan Temple
Under the Act, the Hindu Endowments Board also has supervisory powers over the accounts of all Hindu endowments in Singapore- even those not administered by the Board. Any person managing an endowment is obliged, at the request of the Hindu Endowments Board, to attend before the Board and answer questions in relation to the endowment.
The Hindu Endowments Board comprises a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Finance Member and 12 members who are appointed by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports. To be appointed, a member must be both a Singapore citizen and a Hindu. Appointments are for a period of three years each. The Secretary of the Board is a public officer appointed by the Minister.
In addition to managing 4 temples, the Board administers two kindergartens (Saraswathy Kindergarten and Saraswathy Darma Muneeswaran Kindergarten) and a half way house (HEB-Ashram). Major Hindu festivals like Thaipusam and Firewalking are organized by the Board.
Community Outreach
The Board’s involvement in community service is broad based. A health fair providing free medical counseling and health screening services is held annually. The Board provides free and subsidised pre-school education to children in need through its kindergartens. Educational bursaries are available to under privileged Hindu children through the Sivadas-HEB Education Fund. Disadvantaged Hindu families receive aid in the form of monthly provisions through the Board’s Gift from the Heart programme.
Inter Faith Involvement
The Board actively supports inter faith activities and is a member of the Inter-Religious Organization, Singapore.

Hindu Endowments Board Members

Board members are drawn from a cross-section of leading and prominent figures from the public and private sectors of the Indian community. Besides overseeing policies and strategies for the development and promotion of the religious events in Singapore, members advise on the planning and operation of Hindu temples, major projects and schemes. The Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports has appointed the following persons to be members of the Hindu Endowments Board for a period of 3 years with effect from 1 June 2011.
Mr S Rajendran
Vice Chairman:
Mr M M Paramantham
Finance Member:
Mr Thanabalan Ladamuthu


Mr Yoganathan Ammayappan

Hindu Advisory Board Members

In 1985, the Hindu Advisory Board (HAB) was established to advise the Government and the Hindu Endowments Board on matters of Hindu religion and customs. The Hindu Advisory Board functions under a constitution. The Hindu Advisory Board is made up of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, an Honorary Secretary and 9 members. All members of the Board are appointed by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports. Members serve for a period of three years when appointed.
The following persons were appointed to serve on the Hindu Advisory Board for a period of 3 years, with effect from 1 June 2011:
Mr Raja Ram Bawajee
Mr R Dhinakaran
Mr S Ramesh


  Friday, 17 January 2014

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013


The Hindu Endowments Board manages 4 Hindu Temples in Singapore. 2 of these temples are National Monuments.



The 2 Kindergartens run by the Hindu Endowments Board offer subsidised pre-school education to disadvantaged children.

Saraswathy Kindergarten


The Place Where Your Child Will Blossom

Saraswathy Kindergarten, established in 1990 by the Hindu Endowments Board, is situated at the void deck of Block 254, Kim Keat Avenue. For eight years until 1997 it was operating out of the premises of Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple in Toa Payoh.
The Kindergarten aspires to meet a pressing need of the Indian Community for pre-primary education in English and Tamil. In designing the curriculum we recognize that each child is different and hope to provide an educational experience that will meet the needs of the growing individual. Nursery classes have been introduced and a computer room with eight computers has been set up to better serve the students.

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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