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20110312_20_03_51__01_This is Singapore No. 12 - Sri Mahamariamman Temple.tif
The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at No. 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state. Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. Sri Mariamman Temple is managed by the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports...The Sri Mariamman Temple was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the British East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore..More info. at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Mariamman_Temple,_Singapore..Photographer: Paul w Sharpe aka Wizard of Wonders&trade;."Wizard of Wonders&trade; All Rights Reserved copyright 2011".