The Sri Sundararaja Perumal temple in Klang, Malaysia is also known as the Tirupathi of Southeast Asia. The world-famous Tirupathi temple in India attracts millions of devotees yearly.

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And now there is a Hindu Temple in Klang, Malaysia was awarded the MS ISO 9001:2000 certification by local ISO Certification agency AJA EQS Certification Private Limited. The 117-year-old Sri Sundararaja Perumal temple has become the first Hindu temple in the world to attain the ISO 9001 certification.

The certification was awarded for the quality shown in religious, cultural and social services it provides to Hindu. The temple started as a shrine in 1890 and is now one of the most well-known temples in the country. It is also known as the Tirupathi of Southeast Asia.

With the ISO certification, the temple president, S. Anandakrishnan, highlighted that devotees can rest assure that they would get quality services from the temple and religious activities would be standardized to set a precedent for other temples.

Sundararaja Perumal temple, a popular venue for weddings, will put in place standard guidelines including for the booking of the wedding hall and the do’s and dont’s for priests. These are aimed at ensuring all devotees are given the same treatment when conducting their weddings and other rituals.

First Hindu Temple in the world accredited with ISO Standard.

Internal view of the 117-year-old Sri Sundararaja Perumal temple