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Sri Poyyatha Temple (built 1710 onward)

Sri Poyyatha is a Hindu temple standing on the same street as Kampong Hulu Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng temple. The coexistence of these three distinct faiths is a testament to the religious pluralism of Melaka.

Erected in 1781, this temple enshrines the deity Vinayagar. In the back room is a sculpture of the deity with the head of an elephant and the body of a man with four hands. The deity is believed to be capable of removing obstacles in one's life.

Land for this temple was donated by a Melaka Kapitan (headman) by the name of Thaivanayagam Chitty in 1781.


All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone

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dave b posted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:15 am:

Thanks for this information - it came in useful within an article that i was writing

wong posted on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:33 pm:

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