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Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
Ranked #116 of 804 things to do in Singapore
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Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This is worth a stop when you are in Little India. Every time I was by it, this temple was swarming with people and seems to be a hub of community activities. It will only require a few minutes to get a look and it is both beautiful and inspiring to see.

Visited January 2012
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“Great hindu temple in Serangoon Road”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I noticed that I am going to be the first one writing a review in English for this temple. I am a local Singaporean Chinese that helps out with Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (SSPT)

SSPT is located at Serangoon Road or the Little India of Singapore. To get there, you can take the local rail (MRT) services to Farrer Park station on the North-East Line. Surrounding the temples are a great plenty eateries that serve northern, southern Indian food and Nepalese Food.

SSPT is one of the most major Hindu temple in Singapore and housed one of the most important deity of Hinduism. I will not dwell further on the religion, but you can get lots of info about SSPTon the Hindu Endowment Board website: http://www.heb.gov.sg/sspt/main-sspt.html

For any tourists that are not familiar with the Hindu culture, please feel free to approach anyone and during prayers (known as pooja), feel free to step forward to be blessed by the priest. The priest will annoin you with either sacred ashes or vermilion or sandal wood paste which are all agents of blessing in hinduism

There are absolutely no costs involved unless you want the priests to do a special prayers for you. They will then proceed to make preparations.

If you visit Singapore during the January to February period, do come to SSPT to witness a reliogious procession known as Thaipusam where devotees will impale themselves and carry heavy religious metal frame in devotion to the deity Murugan. These devotees will travel on foot to another temple: Sri Thandayuthapani Temple. It is something not to be missed. The festival is not fixed on the gregorian calendar. Instead, the date is influence by astrological signs. So please check the following website to know when is the festival:
http://www.heb.gov.sg/hindufestivals.html. Thaipusam is a full day event.

Do remember that when you visit any hindu temple, you should remove your footwear. However you can carry it with you inside a bag. Strictly, ladies should be covered from shoulder to feet, though I had not yet seen any of the temple officials rejecting entry because of that. As long as you are respectful, you are always welcomed.

Visited November 2011
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