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Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Temples in Bangkok

The temple is commonly called Wat Khaek Silom. It is a temple of Goddess Uma, Consort of Shiva, built around 1879 by group of Indian lived in Bangkok on the purchased land on Silom road.

At first it was built a small Sala (Pavilion) and named Sala Sri Mam Amman. It was in custody of Indian who brought Indian civilization to other areas of Asia. In later year, Indian settlers in Silom and other areas of Bangkok gave their contributions to built the temple.

Sculpture of Goddess Uma was installed inside the temple as the principal image and later images of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses were brought from India to be in the temple area. The ancient festival continuing from the vedic period called Dushera or Navaratri is held at the temple annually. The ritual is performed by Worship of Uma and other oops for ten days – ten nights. At last night of the festival the image of Uma is carrying in procession along the road.

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