Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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beauty hindu temple. center of the city near chinatown street market. you get to know hindu worship and culture.
One of the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, right in the China town center. Decorations is colorful and beautiful, lucky for us there is a ceremonial when we go there. It is worth for a quick 10 minu... read more »
I was walking back to the centre when I discovered this temple because a ceremony was in process and very joyful
Really great experience! Wonderful temple with many Gods, wow! We also got to see believers get marks on their foreheads, it was very interesting
Symbol of a melting pot in Singapore as the Hindu temple sits in the middle of Chinatown. Definitely worth checking it out.
An Chi Beh
I went in when it was drizzling... Shoes all wet because we have to take off shoes. Advice: visit this great architecture when the sun is bright. Great view.
Old and colorful temple. A good view from both inside and out. It's worth talking your shoes off to walk inside, but be courteous as this temple is still in use.
Center of Singapore. Old Hindu temple flanked by a mosque and buddhist temple on either side.
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