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Visiting Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore

The oldest Hindu temple in Singapore

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Paradoxically located in Chinatown, even if the city has its own Little India district, Sri Mariamman Temple is one of the best things a visitor can do in Singapore. Why is that?


The oldest Hindu temple in the city

The temple was built in 1827 by the actions of Mr Naraina Pillai and since then it has undergone numerous renovations every 12 years (a ceremony know as Kumbhabhishekham)

The massive gopuram

The 5-tiered tower hanging above the front entrance of the temple acted as a beacon for early settlers and pilgrims.

A cultural and religious focal point for the Hindu community

The temple provided immigrants with shelter until they found a permanent job and moved on. Besides, numerous Hindu festivals are bein organised e.g. weddings, firewalking etc.

A fine example of Dravidian architecture

Dravidian style temples originate in South India, the land of Tamil people. This temple clearly represents the Dravidian architecture.

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