Mariamman Hindu Temple
Mariamman Hindu Temple
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  • dlocokid
    Santa Monica, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Temple
    It's weird to be writing a review for a temple. Perhaps this might deter anyone from writing a review with what you hoped of studied for the building to look like, and rather just speak to your visit experience. A temple isn't a hotel that is servicing you. I'm both a Tamil and a child of Amman, so you can imagine my surprise when I was exploring D1 on my way to the War Museum and saw a very South Indian style temple in the middle of a busy ass street. (It isn't an ancient temple) I went inside to ask if my friend could come in, as she was wearing short shorts, and they said her attire was not a pribem at all. Nobody seemed to look or care, everyone was nice to us. The atmosphere was calm. And although there are Tamil Vietnamese community who worship at this temple, I saw mostly Vietnamese people came to offer incense with their prayers to the various deities around the temple. There are posters on the perimeter walls with translated text in Vietnamese & English of the story of the temple & the communities who are a part of that history, the stories of the gods you are seeing and some general stories rooted in Shaivism. I know there are daily poojas, but we had apparently only gotten there after the morning pooja. I was so delighted that the vibe was more relaxed and welcoming (sometimes there are so many rules in Indian temples). I went around the temple and then prayed. It was a moment for me to thank the Divine for my safety and for the people in my life who bring me joy, and for the opportunity to be able to travel and arrive to this beautiful city. Please go for a visit, sit and be with your thoughts and gratitude, and leave your worries with Marimman, she will help you.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 30, 2024
  • ELANGOVEN R R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temples and churches in Saigon
    I have been to this temple in year 2022 and 2023. There are three temples located in city of Saigon. There are also few other temples built by Tamil traders. The temples are now managed by the Government and very well kept. There are many historical buildings around here such as Church and Post office, Market built during the French occupation of Vietnam. The Vietnamese people are friendly .
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was quite surprised to see it in HCM!
    Having recently visited the southern part of India and visited some of its temples, I was quite surprised to see it after a brief walk from my hotel. I like the intricately carved figures of gods and goddesses of this temple. Took some pictures here before walking towards the Ben Thanh Market.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 31, 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It is quite interesting to find a Hindu temple at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Mariamman Hindu Temple is a small shrine near major tourist attractions. Worth to stop by when around although nothing much is going on.
Written December 2, 2022
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
Having recently visited the southern part of India and visited some of its temples, I was quite surprised to see it after a brief walk from my hotel. I like the intricately carved figures of gods and goddesses of this temple.

Took some pictures here before walking towards the Ben Thanh Market.
Written March 31, 2024
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Nirmal S
London, England, United Kingdom385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This beautiful small temple is fully functional. Priests are government employees! Devotees are local Vietnamese, probably (mostly) Champa people. History of the temple and about Hinduism and Hindu Gods is beautifully described.
Written March 13, 2020
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ELANGOVEN R R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I have been to this temple in year 2022 and 2023. There are three temples located in city of Saigon. There are also few other temples built by Tamil traders. The temples are now managed by the Government and very well kept. There are many historical buildings around here such as Church and Post office, Market built during the French occupation of Vietnam. The Vietnamese people are friendly .
Written March 3, 2024
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Odessa74
Seoul, South Korea12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This isn't an essential HCMC site, but I love stopping into Hindu temples for a bit of variety and the beautiful atmosphere. I visited a couple other Hindu temples in HCMC and this one is the largest and fanciest. The Gods go by their southern Indian names here, and I know them mostly by north Indian names, so it was fun identifying them. Worth visiting for a few minutes if you're in the neighborhood.
Written February 24, 2020
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
The Mariamman Temple was built in the 19th century by traders from India and it is dedicated to the South Indian goddess of rain Mariamman. It was close to the hotel where I stayed to I decided to drop by there on my last day in Ho Chi Minh City. It is a few minutes walk away from the Ben Thanh Market and the Independence Palace.

Outside the temple, vendors sell incense, flowers, and other offerings. There is no fee to enter the temple. In order to proceed to the sanctuary, a guest must leave his or her footwear and of course, dress appropriately. An ornate gopuram or monumental tower adorns the entrance into the temple. Photography is permitted inside.

It was my first visit to a Hindu Temple and I was pleasantly surprised with my visit. The place is quite small so if you are a big group, say a bus load, it might be crowded. Inside you will find the statue of Mariamman in a shrine at the very center. At its side are shrines containing the statues of Pechiamman and Maduraiveeran. Around the main sanctuary are altars/statues dedicated to other Hindu deities such as Nadarajar, Paramasivam, Parvathi and Murgan. A number of the statues inside the temple have English and Vietnamese descriptions.

Do note that this is an active temple so expect people to go there to pray. Be mindful that this is a place of worship.
Written September 13, 2017
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InnGal
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
The temple itself was lovely. However, upon entering you have to defeat the forces of the evil rip-off artists that foist incense and flowers on you. They literally try to put them in your hands and run away. This is not the way to start a temple visit. Then when you leave, they DEMAND outrageous amounts of money en masse. You really feel intimidated. Shameful. This is not indicative of Vietnam.
Written July 28, 2012
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venkatdgr8
Chennai (Madras), India84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very calm temple with few Indian gods . Mariamman looking great. Fully managed by Vietnamese. It was built by Tamil people from Pondicherry. If you visit on Friday you can see lots of Indians visiting here. Must visit for Tamils and Hindus
Written February 6, 2015
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thilaks
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I'm Hindu..i don't like Vietnamese wear the shoes inside the temple...it should be left outside..its not holistic.
Written March 12, 2014
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GourmetBaladeur
HCMC216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Very famous Hindu temple near Ben Thanh market, known as the "Chua Ba or Lady Temple" by vietnamese, with a lot of Non Hindu believers.
As is the case for a number of prosperous temples, it is now managed by the People's Committees.
Written January 24, 2015
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