Hinduism， originally called Santana Dharma or Righteousness， is known more as a way of life than as religion.
There is no single divine prophet responsible for its origin and development. Temple worship is an important part of the daily life of Hindus.
They believe that the images or statues of the deities at the temple are equivalent to their permanent residence there.
Hinduism is one of the earliest established religions in Singapore，a cosmopolitan and multi-religious nation.
In the early １９th century， a wave of immigrants from southern India arrived in Singapore to work. Their arrival saw the building of temples throughout the island and the beginnings of a vibrant Hindu culture.