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Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple

Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
80 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This Hindu temple is the oldest in Malaysia it is on Harmony St and next door to a Mosque. I think in the past there was a lot more religious tolerance. It is well worth a visit with colourful Hindu Gods. I find the Hindu religion very difficult to understand

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Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Felt humbled to be able to visit the first temple in Malaysia right next to a mosque! Makes me wonder how much tolerance people used to have towards other religion. A lesson fr all to learn

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