Mariamman Hindu Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City fast, fun, and easy.
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  • I read and heard much of the temple, how beautiful and especially he should be. Since I was in the area, I wanted to let local surprise me and make me my own image, without having any expectations. When I entered the temple, my first thought was why has this temple so good reviews, what is so special? I was already almost as far back to put on my shoes and go. But my inner voice told me, stay. I tried to clear my head and let me simply on the "energy field of the Temple". Every corner was taken by me under the microscope and slowly I felt what magic box gave to this temple. A place of peace and clarity. I felt so good, that I a place sought me to stay there a little, and to send me. There were mostly locals in the temple and a handful of tourists to meet. I was on a Saturday between 17 and 18 clock there. My recommendation is go and just get its own image
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  • If you are in the area of Mariamman Temple, or are just walking by and see how it stands out from other buildings on that street, stop in. It is an interesting Hindu temple with beautiful and vividly ...  more »
  • As a Hindu, it was interesting to visit a Hindu temple in another country. There are some differences in the way the God is worshiped in Vietnam and in Malaysia.  more »
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  • Pleasing convenient location for a Hindu temple to be. Lovingly taken care off by local adherents of the religion. Closes at mid day for lunch. Opens back by 2pm.
  • Mariamman Temple in ho chi minh city, #Vietnam Only a small number of Hindus live in HCMC, but this colourful slice of southern India is also considered sacred by many ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese. Reputed to have miraculous powers, the temple was built at the end of the 19th century and dedicated to the Hindu goddess Mariamman. Remove your shoes before stepping onto the slightly raised platform. The temple is three blocks west of Ben Thanh Market. In the shrine in the middle of the temple is Mariamman, flanked by her guardians Maduraiveeran (to her left) and Pechiamman (to her right). In front of the Mariamman figure are two linga (stylised phalluses that represent the Hindu god Shiva). Favourite offerings placed nearby include joss sticks, jasmine, lilies and gladioli.
  • I was at the temple last week with my husband and grandson.We felt so good to see the temple and te people there.The Vietnamese people who came were deeply praying.I was immensely awed at the sight of the beautiful flowers,silence in the temple and most of all the cleanliness.Itreally took me back.I am happy and proud tio say I am a tamil and how the tamilans those days would have travelled to distant lands from India.I really salute and respect the people of Vietnam.
  • A Hindu pagoda at the center of Ho Chi Minh city that is very popular to citizen. The goddess here is Mariamman that is one of Indian gods in Hindu religion
  • If you're into temples it's great. But I was all templed out by then.
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