Sri Mariamman Temple

Attraction Queen Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia Published on: 01-07-2016

2 hours
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
08:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Temple & Monument
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Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam.

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Why Sri Mariamman Temple is special ?

Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam. Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple, it is the oldest Hindu temple on the island. Shining diamonds and precious stones are part of its façade and it is a typical example of Hindu architecture, built in the south Indian Dravidian style.

What to explore at Sri Mariamman Temple?

There are many nearby sights that you can pay a visit to. Do go to Kek Lok Si (Buddist) Temple. This temple is situated in Air Itam and it is one of the well known temples in Penang. The construction of the temple begun in the year of 1890 and since then, it never stopped.

There is a garden, turtle pond and many fascinating sculptures. Another well known temple in Penang is Khoo Kongsi. It's not entirely a temple but is known as a clan temple. It is always filled with tourist who fancy historic attraction.

If you are a nature lover, there are two main places you must visit when you are in Penang. One of them is the popular Penang Hill. You can get to Penang Hill by a funicular train.

There are many activities offered on the hill including a canopy walk and a visit to the bird sanctuary. Do go to Botanical Gardens too. It is a garden well planted with all kind of plants. Besides, the name of each plant is labeled. The last place you have to go to is Gurney. The famous Gurney Drive which offers all kinds of hawker food is there. This is the ideal place to have a taste of all Penang local delicacies including Rojak, Asam Laksa and etc.

Selling points

  • Nice temple with good architecture and features
  • Hindhu Temple in the Heart of Little India
  • Oldest Hindu temple in Penang
  • Well worth to visit
  • One of place to visit in Peang
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
141.13 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
22 places

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Queen Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • From Penang International Airport, you can take the taxi to the Sri Mahamariamman Temple with an estimated 30 minutes drive. As the temple is located in a walking distance from the Air Itam town, you can take the Rapid Penang to the town and walk to the temple. Do take note of Rapid Penang Bus with the number of 201, 203, 204, 206, 306 and U502 as all these buses ply the route to Air Item.
    Transportation
  • Remember to remove your shoes before entering the temple grounds.
    Things to do
  • If you want to take some photos you'll have to pay, there is a sign to pay in front of the temple( only outside)
    Photography
  • Cameras are not allowed inside.
    Photography
  • Dressed appropriately
    What to wear
  • Remember no footwear
    What to wear
  • Don't be offensive by criticising their religious culture and beliefs. Be respectful as this is a religious temple - no raised voices, no smoking, bags.
    Experience
  • Daily there will be Pujas (prayers), mornings 7.30 am and evening 6.30 pm. Should come this time.
    Timming
  • The temples closes after the prayers are performed at 12 pm and 9 pm respectively. During festive seasons, for example Deepavali and Thaipusam, the temples will be packed with thousands of devotees making offerings.
    Timming
  • The temple is open daily, from 6.30am to 12 noon and from 4.30pm to 9pm.
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Thaipoosum is one of the biggest event in Penang (Not only in Penang, most of the South East Asian countries, India and Sri Lanka) and is celebrated at the Mariamman Temple. This temple also very beautiful and spiritual place for worshipers and tourists as well. Marriaman Temples is on the way to Penang Hill in a few meters distance.

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Just don´t miss it. You won´t be disappointed. See all the details and enjoy the diversity of gods and statues!

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I was surprised we could visit the inside of the temple and shoot some pictures while there was a ceremony.Very nice light inside, i did not use flash, because i don't like to disturb the ceremony.

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Thaipoosum is one of the biggest event in Penang (Not only in Penang, most of the South East Asian countries, India and Sri Lanka) and is celebrated at the Mariamman Temple. This temple also very beautiful and spiritual place for worshipers and tourists as well. Marriaman Temples is on the way to Penang Hill in a few meters distance.

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