For not clear reason this temple does not allow photography since some years, while the one I uploaded yesterday in Penang has no objection. Outside of the temple complex are some sellers of very extravagant flower garland which you cannot get anywhere else in this particular style in Thailand. My next posting tomorrow will show details of these very special garlands. This couple is buying garlands which they will offer to the gods in the temple opposite.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple at Silom Road in central Bangkok was build in in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It’s an outstanding South Indian Hindu temple of the Tamil immigrants who settled down in southern Thailand. Initially the temple was built by the combined efforts of the traders and the laborers. Later however, more land was purchased and the temple was reconstructed.
The kez deity of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is Mahamariamman or Uma Devi, who is flanked other Hindu divinities like Ganesha, Kandakumara, Krishna, Vishnu, Rashmi and Kali. Goddess Uma is worshipped here in her three incarnations – Parvati, Durga and Kali. A gold-plated copper dome adds to the majestic appearance of the temple. The courtyard of the temple contains a small shrine that houses the Shiva Lingam as well as a few Buddha images which speak highly of the religious tolerance of Thai society. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple illustrates the Chola and Pallava rchitectural styles. The detail and richness of the color of the carvings on the exterior of the temple make it stand out.
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jusninasirun (17152) 2009-10-10 18:25
I am just curious about the issues with photographers here. Most temple in Malaysia allowed people to photograph on the inside and many other events were conducted. This is a colorful way to show garlands and what they are used for.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
pajaran (45522) 2009-10-10 20:33
Dobro jutro, jos je mrak.
Dobra fotografija lepih boja i trenutak snimka.
Lepa arhitektura u pozadini.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-10-10 21:42
Unusual for a Hindu temple to not allow photography. Anyway, it is not the only one.
For the shot, it is nice but it could have been better without the lens flares.
pablominto (53744) 2009-10-10 22:15
I guess yellow carry some symbolic value since it dominates the scene..!
A slice of life is well recorded, and the customers seem pleased with their purchase...
A bright colourful frame to cheer me up in dark autumn days!
Graal (94162) 2009-10-11 0:50
nice composition. Here's a few themes in one. Temple is beautiful. Fine saturated colours. Good photojob. I like it.
paura (47166) 2009-10-11 15:03
Absolutelly interesting scene here, friend, full of uncomon details and colours. well done.
mauro61 (52623) 2009-10-12 0:44
bellissimi i colori di questo banco di fiori con sullo sfondo l'architettura del tempio.
serp2000 (35776) 2009-10-12 7:09
I never seen this Hindu temple in Bangkok. Wonderful building! Excellent details and fine colors! TFS!
paololg (31448) 2009-10-12 14:40
Ciao dear Urs,
it's unbelievable to see how the Temples in Bangkok are mixed between the buildings and the skyscrapers. A contrast that has impressed me. Pleasant the scene of the two tourists that purchase the garlands in front of this imposing Temple. Good quality of the photo with pleasant colors. Compliments!
Ciao, have a beautiful day!
kokoro-zukai (10) 2009-10-12 22:35
I also find the intricate details in architecture very rich. The appreciation and understanding of the functions of these temples what makes it special as well. I like the colourful kiosks outside the temple, selling traditional garlands to offer to their gods..
I also attached a similar Maha Mariamman Temple in Dhivasthanam, Kuala Lumpur.
- Copyright: Urs Muller (Urs) (14082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus E3, Leica D Vario Elmarit 14-50mm F2.8-3.5, 8 Gb SD Card
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-10 16:52