Map of Sri Mariamman

Click on any of the red arrows to view that location.
Map from brochure available on site. Dark areas are inaccessable to public.

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Sri Mariamman Temple (built 1843 onward)

Sri Mariammam Hindu temple is almost as old as Singapore itself. In 1827 the government clerk Naraina Pillay, who came in the same ship as Stamford Raffles years earlier, erected a wood and atap hut on this site. Later in 1843 the present temple was constructed and dedicated to the goddess Mariamman who is worshipped for her power to cure disease (early Singapore was mostly jungle, so disease was rampant). The temple is built in the south Indian Dravidian style similar to Sri Meenakshi in Madurai, India. Its most interesting feature is its impressive gopuram (tower) over the main entrance, which is decorated with numerous Hindu deities.


All images copyright 2002 Timothy M. Ciccone

Lewis, Mark. The Mini Rough Guide to Singapore
  Rough Guides Ltd., 2000. London

Rowthorn, Chris et al. Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei
  Lonely Planet Publications, 2001. Malaysia

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Linda Bibb posted on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:08 pm:

I am so glad to have found this website, as I needed this information for a post on my travel blog about Sri Mariamman Temple. I didn't want to just post our photos, I wanted to write more about this fabulous landmark. Until now I'd not realized how historic it is; that makes it even more interesting. Thank you.

k.lekshmanan posted on Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:16 am: lekshmanan here(lorry driver) wife jayamani(childcare asst)

N.Loganathnan posted on Fri May 13, 2011 3:41 am:

Dear Sir / Madam,

bob posted on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:04 pm:

jamy was here

Krishna Pillai posted on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:54 am:

Thanks a lot for the information on Sri Mariamman Temple and its origins. I am impressed with the details and images herein. I will be too happy to recommend this site to my readers through my blog.