Sri Sivan Temple is a Hindu temple for the god Shiva who is the directing divinity. The temple was initially found in Potong Pasir from where it was moved three increasingly times before at last going to the present Geylang area. Sri Sivan Temple was initially introduce in Potong Pasir. The Sivalinga was moved to a spot in the more level end of Dhoby Ghaut, then to a site close where Macdonald House stands today, and after that on to the Plantation Street site where it used to be until 1983. The temple was reconstructed as a robust structure in the early 1850s at the Plantation Way site under which the Dhoby Ghaut Mrt station is spotted. The Sivalinga was known to be worshiped at this site well soon after 1850.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.