Sri Mariamman Temple

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The Sri Mariamman Temple is the largest Hindu Temple in Singapore, and is located in the Chinatown district within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district.

Its history began in 1827 when Naraina Pillay, a government clerk who arrived in the same ship with Stamford Raffles, erected a wood and attap hut. In 1843 the present temple was constructed and dedicated to the goddess Mariamman who is worshipped for her power to protect against disease and death. It provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.

Built in the south Indian Dravidian style, the temple most interesting feature is the impressive gopuram (tower) over the main entrance, which is decorated with a crowded collection of multicolored Hindu deities.