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Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple

Address: Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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403 reviews 403 reviews
251 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

After visiting the beautiful mosque and Chinese temple just up the street I was sorely disappointed at this temple. First, the front gates were locked - chained shut. I did look inside and saw some religious men walking around. The smells emanating from inside were absolutely horrible - so bad I had to walk away from the front gate. The... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very small temple and you would get goosebumps when enter into the altar. I can felt that first time when I enter there and very serene and mind peace. So for those devotees need peace and prefers to do meditation, this is the ideal worshipping place.

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This Hindu temple was what that caught my heart the most. It was simple yet divine. Had a peaceful and blissful time praying with family.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very ancient, historic Hindu temple. Heard this is the ever first temple during Malaya time. Looks like a house from outside following the Chetty community style of temple but one has to go inside to see the deities and feel the calmness.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Looks simple on the outside but inside people devoted the deities. Yearly, peope walked bare-footed from here to Krubong and return to here on their annual prayers. Lots of coconuts are used during the festive celebrations You've got to see for yourself the silver chariot.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From outside it does look like house that make me confuse - however this temple oldest temple in Malacca for Cheaty family. Excellent culture of Hindu you can see inner side of the temple still keep strong going. Must view this temple - you sit and rest with cooling stones on floor.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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.

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Zhanjiang, China
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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)..

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