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Mariamman Temple
Mariamman Temple
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Ho Chi Minh City
Place(s) of worship

approx. between 1880 and 1900

Area related : Tamil Nadu

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The Mariamman Temple of Ho Chi Minh City is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mariamman. It was built in the late 19th century by traders from Tamil Nadu.
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The temple was built at first to serve the Chettiar community in Vietnam. It serves around 50 Tamil families in Saigon, and most of the devotees are Vietnamese or Chinese who experienced the powers of Mariamman. The temple is also worshiped by many non-Hindus residing in Saigon. A common belief among the locals is that, the Hindu goddess Mariamman has miraculous powers.

The architectural design of this temple is based on the principles of temple building, followed in any other ancient Hindu temples in India.

In the outer hall, Paravati's sons Ganesha and Muruga are on her right and left, respectively. The Rajagopuram of this temple is about 12m high and contains a number of statues. Statues of Lakshmi, Muruga and other devas dot the hallways.

The main feature of the temple are the various statues of Mariamman, which surround the outer walls of the temple. These include Nataraja, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Kali, Biramasakthi, Samundi, Thirumagal, Mageswari, Meenadchi, Valambigai, Andal, Kamadchiamman, Karumari-amman, Sivagami and Parvathy who has Murugan in her lap.

There is also a huge mandapam or main hall inside the Mandir.

Address : 45 Ð Truong Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City
Hours : 07:00/19:00

Two other Hindu temples namely Sri Thendayutthapani Temple and Sunbramaniar Temple stand in close proximity to the Mariamman Temple.
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