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Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple

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Address: Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka, Malaysia
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The Hindu deity Vinoyagar, recognizable by the elephant head, is also known...

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.

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The oldest hindu temple

It's the oldest hindu temple. Nice and historical. We can go into the temple, but please respect them by wearing proper clothes 😊 cheers

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
587melaniae
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the oldest hindu temple. Nice and historical. We can go into the temple, but please respect them by wearing proper clothes 😊 cheers

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Thank 587melaniae
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is the oldest Hindu temple in the country. Built in 1781, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is revered for his wisdom. Dutch influence can be seen in the architecture of the temple. A small rectangular shaped temple, it is worth a visit.

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Thank nellielim
India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

a regular temple made interesting as there are 3 places of worship in that street. open during specific hours so check before going.

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Thank worldiscoverer
Macao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This temple is on the same street as the Chinese Cheng Hoong Teng temple and the Kampung Kling mosque. It is easy to spot the temple with its decorated yellow walls. It’s a small temple with fewer colors than other Hindu temples that I saw before. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. We only saw the outside and took a... More 

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited this temple ,located on Jalan Tukang Emas or known also aas Harmony street , near to the Kampung Kling Mosque, on 2 may 2015. By the time we were there , the Temple opened its door , so we can take a peek inside. Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia and one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

The temple is very small and beautiful. Its easy to find if you have a map, and its close to the mosque if you struggle to find it. Its worth going to see while walking around Melaka.

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Thank Amy B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This temple is not as large, exotic or colourful as many Hindu temples, but it's old, has a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere and is a place for Hindus more than curious tourists. We did prayers there and that was fine; it's what it's there for.

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Thank Tata-Pete
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Situated along the street where all 3 main places of worship of Hindus, Chinese and Muslims are situated. These places have stood the test of time and reminds the current generation how the community was living together then.

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Thank tsashi
Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Annually, the customary prayers and activities is done. During the celebration season, one could observe the old practices of the local communities. Must not miss to view this place.

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Kalinga Province, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No one is allowed to enter the temple except members. Our tour guide says that they prostrate when they worship. And this interests me.

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