OM MURUGA

Welcome to the official Highgatehill Murugan temple website.

The temple was opened on 2nd of December 1979 with a grand ceremony attended by more than 700 people. Built according to the ancient Saiva scriptures, The Maha Kumbabhishegam - consecration ceremony of this temple 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 Sri Sabapathipillai.

On the 6th of June 2002, in her first major engagement after the golden jubilee celebration, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Highgatehill Murugan temple, the first Hindu temple to be visited by the British monarch here. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the Queen spent about 45 minutes at the temple and a special 'pooja' was performed during the visit.

The temple was chosen by the Queen as part of her wish to recognize each of Britain's many faiths.

Located by the A1 in Highgate, North London, it is easily accessible by tube or bus.

Temple is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. Pooja times are at 8am, 11.30am, 5pm and 8pm. Extended timings will be followed on Festival & Special Auspicious days.

There is currently a vacancy for a hindu priest, please click for more details.