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Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

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A testament to immigrants from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India, Sri Mariamman Temple serves as the oldest Hindu temple in the country. Built in 1827 in the Dravidian style, the temple features a characteristic pyramid shape and stone construction. At one time it was the only temple authorized to solemnize Hindu marriages, and it played an important role as a social community space during the colonial era. The temple reveres the goddess Mariamman--goddess of curing illness and disease--and it hosts the annual fire walking ceremony. Ornate and elaborate, the temple is adorned by colorful depictions of deities, mythological beasts, and other beings. Use our Singapore family vacation planner to add Sri Mariamman Temple and other attractions to your Singapore vacation plans.
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  • After walking from the MRT Chinatown station, down the main street and at the end turn right, the entrance to the temple is on the right. Must take shoes off to enter. Well worth the visit  more »
  • This is a place of worship, it is advisable to wear polite attire. At the time of love came a bit hot weather when it was still morning. Shoes and sandals are not allowed to wear inside, there is a pl...  more »
  • They require you to remove shoes to enter. This is fine but no place to sit to lace up your boots. Also an extra cost for Photographs. It's beautiful.  more »
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  • I've never really been to a Hindu Temple before so I don't really have much to base my review on, but visiting here was a great culturally enlightening experience. If you're in the area, take a few minutes to walk around and learn a bit more about Hinduism.
  • A famous Hindi temple which visitors are suggested to visit when they are in Singapore Chinatown. The place locates near the busy souvernir streets and the entrance of an MRT station.
  • I loved this place because it is a Hindu temple and Hindus can also worship their gods too. It can be a tourist attraction also .
  • It looks similar to the Hindi Temple in India town. However, this one is less crowded and nearer plenty of restaurants. A must visit when you are in Singapore.
  • The most ancient Hindu temple in Singapore, something to look at. Great roof with gods and animals