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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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  • So we visited this attraction in the afternoon and we were told it will open for visitors only by 6pm. There is a dress code and camera fee if you wish to click pictures inside the temple. No shorts o...  more »
  • This is the oldest Hindu temple and dates back to 1827. This colourful temple with ornate and elaborate details is located in Chinatown. Visitors should have appropriate dressing and removal of shoes ...  more »
  • Is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore boasts an impressive structure, and is located in Chinatown. When you walk through the doors of the temple, you will see the high tower (Gopuram) is located above the entrance to the temple, there is a sculpture of this tower is the God and goddess images and various mythic beasts. This tower is visible from a distance so the believers can pray remotely without coming into the meter. Please note that there is a lot of fresh coconut, mango, and leaves hanging over the door, measure. This is a sign of welcome and purity. Here can do it by just taking a picture from the outside only.
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  • A nice temple to see, but I would not consider it as a must-see. Be aware that you'll need to pay $3 if you bring a photo camera to the temple, and $6 if you want to film here.
  • Very quiet place. Pooja is done frequently. Adorable goddess dressed in various colours and styles.
  • Unity in Diversity of Singapore can be seen around here.. Hindu temple in China town where Mosque and buddha temple are near by and people are practicing their religion in their respective place without any problem.. This is Singapore
  • A good hindu temple. Visited on 22nd September 2016
  • Really great experience! Wonderful temple with many Gods, wow! We also got to see believers get marks on their foreheads, it was very interesting