Known to be Singapore’s oldest temple and recognized as a national monument, the Sri Mariamman Temple serves Hindu Singaporeans in their spiritual quests. The Heritage Singapore is an ideal Singapore serviced apartment located right in the heart of the action which offers comfortable Singapore long stay apartments for discerning guests who visit this part of the world. Founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, Sri Mariamman Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman who is known to possess the power to cure diseases and epidemic illnesses. Equipped with a majestic and vibrant gopuram featuring a variety of Gods, Goddesses and mythical creatures from Hindu legends, the temple is a sight that is hard to miss. Initially providing a place of worship to South Indian immigrants, the temple served as a focal point for the community in organizing communal activities as well as operating as a the only Registry of Marriages for Hindus at the time. Known for its historical as well as a social significance, the Sri Mariamman Temple attracts thousands of tourists and devotees today and continues to be a chief place of worship of Singaporeans to this very day.
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