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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  • To start off, the Sri Mariamman Temple has a very interesting setting – it's in Singapore's Chinatown, on the same street as a mosque and Buddhist temple and right down the road from a few touristy/hi...  more »
  • This temple has lots of elaborately carved figurines both visible outside the temple and inside the compound itself. However, the color has faded. They still make for interesting pictures, just don't ...  more »
  • Very late in the evening when we came across the oldest temple in Singapore located around Chinatown ,so we had a peep into the interior. There is a charge for photography , but you are allowed to tak...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice active Hindu temple with the well known brightly colored statues. They even provide free food around luncheon time (so do donate!).
  • Interesting place to visit. Very peaceful. Can feel positive energy here.

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