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. Put Sri Mariamman Temple into our Singapore trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Hindu temple is eyeing at first sight. The hotel is in a great location. It's nice to have a glimpse of the outside when the ritual is in progress. I should be careful not to expose costumes.
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  • This Hindu temple is located in Chinatown area. This temple building is so cool, full of colors. If we want to go inside, we must take off our shoes and GA can be noisy, because there are still many people who worship in this temple.
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  • As far as Hindu temples go, this isn't the most exciting or attractive by far. As usual one leaves one's shoes (socks can be worn inside) outside the temple and then enter through the large wooden met...  more »
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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple was once a refuge for new immigrants, a dispute mediation venue and where marriage ceremonies were held for Hindus. Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple was rebuilt as Sri Mariamman Temple, dedicated to goddess Mariamman, who is believed to heal the sick. During the colonial period, it was a first refuge for new immigrants, a dispute mediation venue and where marriage ceremonies were held for Hindus. Travellers who visit in October-November may get to observe the Theemithi, which is the main festival observed here. Visitors can marvel at the temple’s six-tiered gopuram, or grand tower entrance. The visual treat continues with the temple’s elaborate interiors, featuring shrines with statues of different deities.