A view of the gopuram (entrance tower) of the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore.
The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly 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 East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore. Pillai was a government clerk from Penang who arrived in Singapore with Sir Stamford Raffles on his second visit to the island in May 1819. Pillai went on to set up the island's first construction company, and also entered the textile trade. He rapidly established himself in business and was identified as a leader of the Indian community.
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serp2000 (44073) 2014-02-27 0:11
Hi, Stephen, my neighbor today again,
I am not expert of the Hindu culture and I can see these temples only as a western man. But I like this style, attractive picturesque details. I've got some photos of the similar temples in Sri Lanka. Great presentation! TFS!
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-27 0:11
a lovely shot with spectacular details, a superb photo work from this festival,
dkmurphys (58038) 2014-02-27 0:42
Spectacular tower. So many characters together, I'm sure they have a story behind.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-27 0:43
Excellent detail capture from your archive file. The decorations of this temple are absolutely amazing and impressive. They made the view truly spectacular. Very well taken image. TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-27 1:55
namaste, here is a fine temple and which is very very similar in architectural structure with those of south India. Excellent photo quality. Good depth and sharpness. A very well composed one. Tfs.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-27 3:15
Marvelous view of the Gopuram of this beautiful Hindu temple. Love the ornate and ornate sculptures on the gopuram. As this was built by a South Indian the architecture is of South Indian style. good one thanks for sharing.
mirosu (16129) 2014-02-27 4:58
Excellent photo, nice famous Hindu temple. I visited it several times. Always wondering about nice details. You have captured it from superb low angle viewpoint in nice light, making all the detail well visible.
Fis2 (96799) 2014-02-27 5:09
Interesting photo from your archive.
Excellent co0lors and details.
Have a nice afternoon
Sergiom (78623) 2014-02-27 5:43
Quelle merveilleuse tour. Un point de vue parfait pour la mettre en valeur. Chaque élément est d'une grande netteté et les couleurs ressortent parfaitement.On en a pour longtemps pour regarder et admirer chaque personnage.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-27 6:13
this is wonderful! You have captured every detail here so sharply and the colourful figures are just amazing and fascinating. A stunning presentation and superb transition into digital. Well done!
Regards - B.
ikeharel (70743) 2014-02-27 8:55
This is stunning ! and must say I saw this amazing tower here on TE, very long ago and not remembering by whome.
Anyway, Stephen, this sight can be seen over yet again many times, it is a unique monument, lavishly applied with so many statues of human figures, goddesses and iconic traditional sculptures.
Impressive and intriguing, cheers.
Sonata11 (33795) 2014-02-27 9:15
Wow!!!! this is very beautiful and very colorful image. Awesome snapshot. Wonderfully executed and presented to us. Very, very beautiful pic. Love it.
All the best,
boa (7375) 2014-02-27 10:35
there are so much to see in this picture. Very impressive temple, it must have taken a long time to create this artwork! Interesting shot with good colors and note, tfs!
Noel_Byrne (31006) 2014-02-27 13:03
I have just spent many minutes zoomed in and admiring the details of this incredible structure. The level of detail I'm the artwork and each of these many many characters is amazing. This is a wonderful composition against the blue sky which seems to accentuate the colors even more. Really nicely done, a fascinating place to learn of.
All the best
pierrefonds (65878) 2014-02-27 15:35
Cette partie du temple est impressionnante. La prise de voir les détails et les couleurs de la tour. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-27 21:04
Très beau point de vue sur la tour de ce temple indou avec ses nombreux personnages sculptés et colorés. Note intéressante. Merci du partage.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-27 23:20
Amazing detail in this Temple Gateway, the figures are fantastic, and so many, and I am sure they have story's attached to them.
I also like nature getting into the frame the lush green banana tree's and they have fruit.
npecanhuk (75122) 2014-02-28 2:43
Hi Stephen! Unique and exotic details! Great picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition! Tfs, cheers, Neyvan
Silvio1953 (142131) 2014-02-28 9:07
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fantastic temple, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
emka (96525) 2014-02-28 23:53
hello Stephen, Nice series of your archive shots from Singapore. Beautiful gopuram, like so many in southern India. Amazing colourful figures. And I can see my favorite God, Ganesha there. I always travel with a small Ganesha for luck.
Have a nice weekend MAlgo
Cricri (118839) 2014-03-01 7:31
Quelle merveille, c'est une vraie beauté, cette tour avec tout les personnages, quel travail! superbe présentation
amaryllis (36895) 2014-03-01 8:41
en effet ce temple est d'une beauté rarissime; autant de couleurs,c'est excellent
un contraste avec le building en arrière plan
un beau cadrage qui nous permet de par ton format de bien observer les différents paliers
delpeoples (57666) 2014-03-01 21:49
Salut cher Stephen
I saw a temple of the same name - and same design - in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This part of the temple, the gopuram, is intriguing. I love the colours and the way it seems to stab through the clouds. A 10 year old photo that has lasted very well!
jemaflor (96795) 2014-03-02 9:38
Beautiful architecture well presented, good photo, excellent sharpnes to see all these statues, good tones also, tfs.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-11 7:07
Hello Stephen. This temple tower (entrance) in Singapor reminds me of my stay in India a decade ago. I see so many colorful characters and details. Everything is pure visual language for the believer.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (98265)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-26 23:58