Mariamman hindu temple, Ho Chi Minh City

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Dedicated to the goddess of strength, Mariamman hindu temple is said to work wonders for Hindus who worship the goddess within its walls. The colorful 19th-century temple boasts numerous statues of Hindu deities, both in its exterior and interior. Admire the sacred images of Shiva, Brahma, Kali, Vishnu and other gods and goddesses crowding around the walls and rooftops. The scent of joss sticks, lilies, and jasmine--the most popular offerings--fills the air once you enter. In the center of the temple stands a statue of Mariamman, with two guardians by her side. Notice the two lingams--phallic-shaped representations of Shiva--in front of her. Plan your visit to Mariamman hindu temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We came across this temple by accident as it was close to where we were staying. Hadnt expected to find a hindu temple in the city, and whilst it was a pleasant enough visit, there isnt much need to s...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    What a surprise find! Walking through the city we happened upon a temple which was obviously Hindu rather than the expected Buddhist. Full of people worshipping so we quietly walked through to admire ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Very colorful, almost open air, peaceful, there are English plates, no one is helping, no entrance fee. i wish to have some English material about Hinduism since this is a good opportunity to present ...  more »
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  • April 19, 2017
    The largest Hindu temple in Saigon. Located right in the heart of District 1 in Saigon. Intricate carvings of Hindu Gods outside and inside. Throughout the day, many devotees come to offer their prayers. Walking distance from Ben Thanh area. Highly recommended place to visit.
  • May 29, 2017
    Located at Truong Dinh Road. Small size temple with significant number of devotees. There are many rituals performed in this temple.
  • April 28, 2017
    Great to know that the temple serves as the place of Hindu worship even now, despite almost nil Tamil / Indian population ...
  • January 5, 2017
    Very negative bike keeper and vender in the fond of the temple. They are very impolite, and uneducation. They force u have to use their service and pay for them money. Be aware!
  • June 28, 2017
    Quite surprised to see a Hindu temple at heart of the city and it is well maintained by locals.

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