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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  • August 17, 2017
    Apart from the architecture, there is very little to be seen here: no activity, no explanations. After removing our shoes, we realized that it was almost impossible to walk on the stones exposed to th...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Our family's travel to Singapore and Malaysia was aimed at seeing multiple ethnicities living together. With that aim in mind we visited Buddhist, Hindu temples, mosques and churches as much locales. ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    A beautiful temple, you will be warmly greeted and welcomed. It is very interesting to experience how the ceremony is taking place. One appreciates if you do not take pictures inside.
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  • July 25, 2017
    I had a very nice moment being in this place. The people were so nice with me. They provide you some food sometime. And there is something so spiritual.
  • July 22, 2017
    As you walk around make sure you look up and take note of all the statues on the roof. Keep an eye on the ceilings for some large paintings. Shoes off when you enter a tourist can walk all around the temple with just the inner area in front of the alter being reserved for the faithful. A selfie stick is a bonus here allowing better photos of the roof top atatues.
  • July 15, 2017
    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.
  • August 5, 2017
    Nice active Hindu temple with the well known brightly colored statues. They even provide free food around luncheon time (so do donate!).
  • July 15, 2017
    Interesting place to visit. Very peaceful. Can feel positive energy here.

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