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Have you any stories/experiences to share with us regarding the scene depicted by the pic above? Share them with us by using the "comments" box below.


If you have any suggestions relating to the preservation & conservation of this place which is a World Heritage Site, please also tell us by using the "comments" box below.
· Date: July 13, 2008 · Views: 21528 ·
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Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 8, 2008 4:28pm

What a beautiful compact temple! I've never seen it before. Is it an Indian temple? Penang must have the most number of temples of different faiths in Malaysia.
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Registered: July 2008
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December 8, 2008 4:41pm

This is the Mahamariamman Temple, an Indian Temple that dates back to the early 1800s. I am not sure whether it is the oldest Indian Temple in Penang but it appears to be the most important because the Silver Chariot used for the annual Thaipusam is housed there. Every year, the Silver Chariot will start its journey from this temple to the Waterfall Temple, near the Botanic Garden.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
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December 8, 2008 4:52pm

Thanks for the info, Kayes. I've certainly heard of and read about the famous Mahamariamman Temple before because of the grand annual Thaipusam procession in Penang. But, this is the first time I've seen a pic of it.



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