Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Singapore

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Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple or Sri Perumal Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. It is located in Little India on Serangoon Road, where its tall Gopuram (tower) shows the different incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This large complex, dedicated to Vishnu, dates from 1855, but the 20-metres-tall Gopuram is a relatively recent addition, built in 1966 at a cost of S$300,000. The temple's five-tier Gopuram was a donation from P. Govindasamy Pillai, one of the earliest Indian migrants who made good. He ultimately set up a chain of popular general goods stores in Little India and was known for his philanthropic works, a legacy continued by his sons today.The area around the Perumal Temple was once filled with ponds and vegetable gardens. A stream used to lead into the temple and was an important source for devotees to ritually cleanse themselves before beginning worship. Inside the temple's inner courtyard, a well marks the spot where the stream used to flow. There is also a Tulasi (basil) plant, the Hindus' symbolic holy bush.Inside the temple you will find a statue of Perumal, or Vishnu, his consorts Lakshmi and Andal, and his bird-mount, Garuda. Perumal Temple is at the centre of the Hindu trinity made up of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. The temple is dedicated to Krishna, one of the incarnations of Vishnu. Perumal is another name for Krishna and statues of him - coloured blue to signify blue-blood - are everywhere in the temple. There are also statues, Lakshmi and Andal, the goddesses of wealth and beauty respectively, and of his mount, the mythical Garuda bird. The temple ceiling is dominated by a colourful circular pattern depicting the nine planets of the universe.
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  • Easily seen from busy main road, this is a very colourful and ornate temple. Building work around the area might make tourist photos harder to take in the future. Didn’t venture in as not dressed appr...  more »
  • It may seem "too beautiful" for the heavy traveller to India, but it is a great place to experience India as an introductory chapter. Little India itself, I think some of you think that some of the tourism Singapore, "loosely" and "cozy" place in a sense more than the city center.
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  • The hotel is just a short walk from the Farla Park station on the North East Line MRT. It is one of the two major Hindu temples in Little Asia. At the entrance, a large elephant statue welcomes you.
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  • It's a very nice temple, very beautiful and truly spiritual. I love this place and have a calling to visit regularly.
  • Temple is worth a visit. We were lucky on our visit because a wedding was taking place
  • One of great temples in Singapore, on every visit , I feel myself blessed by Lord Srinivasa perumal
  • As someone who is not Hindu I would recommend walking past it on a walking tour it’s gorgeous and very much a central part of the community.
  • Temple is in Ferors Park singapore. Very positive atmosphere. Nice place to worship God neat and clean Temple. Also this temple has a auditorium for wedding. Attended a family marriage at this place.
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