Photo: The oldest Hindu temple in Penang.

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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At the heart of Little India, small but ornate and intricately decorated Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the focal point of Penang’s Southern Indian Hindu diaspora.

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Built in 1883, expanding upon a smaller shrine at the same location, the temple is believed to be the oldest Hindu temple in Penang. Architecturally it follows the typical Southern Indian style found in other parts of Malaysia with an elaborate tower over the main entrance on Lebuh Queen, and a smaller one atop the rear entrance on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. You’ll have to step back across the street to see the even larger central tower, all intertwined with a host of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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