Sri Mariamman Temple is the most seasoned Hindu temple in Singapore. Inherent 1827, Mariamman Kovil or Kling Road Temple as it was prominently known then was developed for worship by settlers from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is devoted to Goddess Mariamman, known for her energy in curing pestilence diseases and illnesses.Found in the heart of Chinatown, the temples fancy tower passageway or gopuram, has been a historic point to eras of Hindu worshippers and Singaporeans much the same.The building of Sri Mariamman Temple was the impulse of Mr Naraina Pillai, an assistant with the British East India Organization in Penang. Mr Pillai is known to have went with Sir Stamford Wagers (Originator of Singapore) on his second visit to the island in 1819. Mr Pillai who set up the first block furnace in Singapore, quickly created himself good to go and was distinguished as a guide of the Indian community.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.