03 Mar Sri Mahamariamman Temple
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Penang was built in 1833 by Tamil Indians who arrived at the island looking to seek their fortunes as stevedores, artisans and traders. In fact, this temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, and has stood on the same site for 200 years. As you enter you will find eyes gazing down upon you as the deities ‘watch over’ those who have come to offer their prayers. The temple also features sculptures of gods and goddesses all over its main entrance and facades. The temple is open daily from 6.30a.m. – 12 noon and 4.30p.m. – 9p.m. Before entering the temple premises, do remember to remove your footwear.
Where to find
Address: Queen Street, George Town