Umbilo Shree Ambalavanaar Alayam Temple

    AMAFA (Contact Person)
    (033) 394 6543 (Telephone)
    (033) 342 6097 (Fax)
    amafa.pmb@pixie.co.za (Email)

Physical Address

890 Bellair Road
Durban
4001

Postal Address

P O Box 2685
P.m.b
3200

Description

The original (First River) temple was built in 1875, but was destroyed by the Umbilo river in 1905. It was the first Hindu temple on the African continent. The present building was erected in 1946. Firewalking is performed in Easter each year. Nandi, the bull of Shiva, is in evidence at the entrance. The temple was declared a national monument in February 1980.


    

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