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Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

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#7 of 58 in Historic Sites in Singapore
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Indian Temple, which is well worth a visit of at least one hour to take great pictures to the hundreds of figures that adorn it. Well preserved. Recommended.
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  • Now you wouldn’t usually expect to find a Hindu Temple in the middle of Chinatown but in Singapore you do. Apparently this area was the home to the Indian community as well until they moved to the are...  more »
  • The temple is a bit hidden in Chinatown, Bit it's worthwhile looking for it. It's the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore. You need of course to take your shoes off to get in. Admission is free, donation...  more »
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  • Very peaceful, Happy and can feel full of divine's blessing showers upon you. All your good expectations will come true. Mothers Love is Great.
  • Interesting place to visit. Very peaceful. Can feel positive energy here.
  • 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 .

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