Constructed in the 1860's in an area that continues to have a high proportion of Indian residents to this day, this ... More
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Constructed in the 1860's in an area that continues to have a high proportion of Indian residents to this day, this colourful temple features a tall façade of intricate, entwined Hindu deities. Located across from Silom Village , the main shrine is devoted to Shiva's consort, Shakti, her son Subramaniam and her elephant-headed son, Ganesha. There are also a few Buddha images inside, so Buddhist Thais also come here to worship. If you are on a shopping expedition around Silom, combine it with a visit here to make it a culturally enriching day as well.
On the 04th of August 2010 me and my family went to Bangkok. The first thing we did after checking into the hotel was go and visit the Sri Mahamariamman temple as that is what we wanted to do at first. This is a lovely place. Really feel good when you are inside the temple. There were so many devotees. I really wanted to spend more time inside, but since my kids were around it was difficult to stay for a long time. Will definitely once again go to this Temple in our next visit to Bangkok in December 2010. The only thing which should be implemented there is that should put a strict rule on attire as there were many wemen who came not appropriately dressed. I honestly advice people to visit this temple and also dont hesitate to make a vow as it will be definitely fulfilled.
In the middle of the busiest Silom Road, this maha mariamman temple is the peaceful and pleasant place to worship the god & goddesses and to relax. On July 13,2005 they are going to do the Kumbabishegam ceremony for this temple.
A beautiful temple to the Goddess Uma -Paravati / Durga / Kali ( there is a sculpture of Uma with 3 heads representing these 3 aspects of her) and her family, also including several other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The detail and richness of colour of the carvings on the outside of the temple make it stand out from way down Silom road. I don't think there are any other Hindu temples in Thailand - a predominantly Buddhist Country.
Buy some flowers and give them to a Brahmin to offer them to the deity of your choice. Light some incense. Listen to the chanting. Remove your shoes before stepping over any of the lines around the shrines!
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