Sri Mahamariamman Temple

4.3 Currently Closed
  • Address: Lebuh Queen, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-42643494
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Island, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam.

Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple, it is the oldest Hindu temple on the island. Shining diamonds and precious stones are part of its facade and it is a typical example of Hindu architecture, built in the south Indian Dravidian style.

Sri Mariamman Temple is dominated by its impressive 23.5ft-tall gopuram (entrance gate). It is a lofty four-tiered tower with 38 brightly coloured sculptures of soldiers, Hindu gods and goddesses and floral decorations, plus four swans. It is topped with five small kalasams and hundreds of pigeons have made this tower their home. The tower represents Mt. Meru, the celestial mountain that holds up the heavens, and the realm of the gods which begins in the temple compound.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple Travel Tips

  • Enter with permission.
  • Remove your shoes outside.
  • The peace of the religious place should be maintained at all times.
  • Modest dressing is recommended.
  • Photography without permission is prohibited.

How to Reach Sri Mahamariamman Temple

  • Bus, trishaw or taxi.

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  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple Address: Lebuh Queen, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple Contact Number: +60-42643494
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple Timing: 06:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sri Mahamariamman Temple(preferred time): 07:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sri Mahamariamman Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Penang Hill include Sri Mahamariamman Temple in their plan

  • 59.74% of people start their Sri Mahamariamman Temple visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

84.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sri Mahamariamman Temple

People normally club together Protestant Cemetery and Lebuh Chulia while planning their visit to Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sri Mahamariamman Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • One second I’m marvelling at a mosque, then I cross the road and admire this place. Typifies all that was great about Penang, great looking mandir with friendly congregation.

  • Extremely beautiful temple and very very well maintained. The Thaipusam Chariot procession infact starts from this temple only before reaching the Waterfall hill temple. Photography not allowed inside the temple. It was renovated in the year 2016. This is the oldest temple in Penang and is in the midst of most happening place called as LITTLE INDIA ☺️

  • Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It was closed though

  • After such a long time I've been to this heritage temple. This temple is a very old temple and the inside of the temple is so beautiful. Its an eye catching environment.

  • Inclusive the biggest Hindu temple in Penang. Unfortunally. When i want visited there, temple was in progressing renovate . Maybe when you visit there at the moment or next time, renovate has been finished. Location the Temple cross of fire bomb

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