The southern end of South Bridge Road is dominated by the gopuram, or entrance gateway, of the Sri Mariamman Temple, vividly decorated with about 72 Hindu deities. The complex is encircled by a boundary wall topped with figures of sacred cows.

The oldest Hindu place of worship on the island, Sri Mariamman dates back to 1827 when the first temple, a simple wood and attap, or thatched roof, was built on this site. The land belonged to an Indian merchant, Narain Pillai, who arrived in Singapore on the same ship as Sir Stamford Raffles. It was replaced by the present structure in 1843. The temple has been repaired several times over the years. In its early days, the temple gave shelter to new immigrants and also served as a social center for the community.

Although many of the splendid friezes and statues depict the Hindu divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, as well as other Hindu deities, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Sri Mariamman (an incarnation of Shiva’s wife Parvati), known for her power to cure disease. The temple is famous for the annual Thimithi festival in autumn, during which devotees walk on hot coals as a sign of faith.


How to go to Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple

Address: 244 South Bridge Raid

Phone: +65 6223-4064

Nearest MRT: Chinatown

Bus Number: 61, 166, 197

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Phone: +65-96993782

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Phone: +65-96993782

Email: [email protected]