Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
George Town, 10200.
Telephone: 60 4 262 0202
Temple from 1833
, it features an entrance of colorful four-tiered crown and relief sculptures of
38 statues of Gods and Goddesses and four swans featuring the Hindu Goddess Mariamman in her many
incarnations. It houses the Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam statue, which leads the chariot
procession during the annual Thaipusam festival.
The temple's premises
are usually quiet and
serene if not for the flock of pigeons on the temple's facade and grounds. Visitors can witness
prayers and rituals which are usually conducted by priests in the morning. Permission must be
sought prior to entry.