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“A Pleasant Surprise...”

Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple
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Ranked #40 of 143 things to do in Melaka
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Owner description: The Hindu deity Vinoyagar, recognizable by the elephant head, is also known as Ganesg. This temple’s colorful exterior is at odds with its gloomy interior.
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise...”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Was pleasantly surprised to see a Hindu vinayaka temple tucked in one of the oldest streets in melaka, and moreso was happy to see it coexisting side by side to a grand mosque adjacent to it..

Built by the trading chettiar community who settled down in melaka atleast 300 years ago.

The temple management could probably hang a sign displaying the temple timings when it shall be open for devotees to visit.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“the FIRST HINDU TEMPLE in all of MALAYSIA and SINGAPORE”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The serene environment is conducive to soothing thoughts and
quelling trepidations.

The inside of the temple is rather small and groups of visitors should bear in mind to break up into smaller groups.

Visited April 2014
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Zhanjiang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Colorful exterior”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This Hindu Temple located on Harmony street is a very colourful building on the outside. It is amazingly positioned right beside a Mosque and also close to a Chinese temple. Shows how much religious tolerance was around in earlier times in Melaka. Make sure you take clothing to cover up before you enter the temple.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Oldest hindu temple in Malaysia”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Located @ harmony street, the oldest hindu temple is a very beautiful building.. it also welcome tourist inside for visit (just need to cover yourself as a respect to d deity and take of your shoes)..

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Don't forget to light up an oil lamp sold near entrance”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

A must visit if you are an Indian. The temple was built by Chitty community who migrated to Malaysia 600 years back. While they no longer speak Tamil, they continue to practice Tamil traditions and Hinduism. This temple itself is not an architecture marvel or a grand structure, looks like another pillaiyar koil along bylanes of Tamilnadu. It is currently managed by Nagarathar community.

Do light up a gingely oil lamp when you go there to get an authentic south Indian temple visit experience. They also give boiled chickpea as prasada (offering for god), do ask the temple priest for it and taste it.

Visited November 2013
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