Sri Marriamman Temple

kuil07Positioned in George Town Penang is the primogenital Hindu temple in Malaysia,  the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple . Built in 1833, the temple features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and frontage. It is specifically located at Lebuh Queen, George Town. It is also known as Mariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple. The temple is open daily from 6.30 am – 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm – 9.00 pm. It became a place of worship as early as 1801 and became a temple on 1833. It has stood at the same place for more than 200 years. The word Mariamman come from two words: “Mari” meaning “power” and “amman” meaning “mother”. Maha stands for great. So this Mahamariamman temple tells you, it houses the great powerful mother. And some Indians considers Sri Mariamman to be the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga. So to many locals, when asks which temple they are going, some simply said “Amman Temple”. It is a place to visit by locals and foreigners alike as it a beauty from the deep.

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