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MElrose Temple

The Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple (JMSSST) was founded circa 1870 by the Tamil immigrants to South Africa. The Temple that initially started out as a tin shack was extensively renovated in 1996. The JMSSST is now a National Monument with a congregation in excess of 20,000. The JMSSST is dedicated to the worship of Lord Muruga, his consorts, Valli and Deyvani, his Parents Lord Siva and Parvathi and his Brother, Lord Vinayager. The JMSSST focuses strictly on the propagation of Tamilian culture, language and religious worship.

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