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“Oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia and an insight into the Chitty people's spiritual life in Melaka”

Sri Pogyatha Vinoyagar Moorthi Temple
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$73.12*
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Malacca Chinese Heritage Walking Trail Tour
Ranked #40 of 150 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 23, 2012

I took photos from outside as it was clear that some kind of ceremony was taking place. Musicians were playin just inside and catching the eye of one he gestured for me to come in. I was unsure as to whether it was ok for me to gatecrash but several people again gestured that I was welcome. It was explained how I should proceed around the temple (as everyone was doing) in order to visit each of the deities' shrines where people, we're making offerings and praying. I was also told that I could take photos. At the end of the ceremony, on thanking people at the entrance, I was then invited into the courtyard to share a meal with all the participants- needless to say, it was delicious. This was my opportunity too to talk to people about the temple and their religious practices a out which I knew little. Everyone was fantastically welcoming and friendly and I felt really privileged to have been invited in during this ceremony. I'm sure that a similar welcome would one extended to all. There is a donations box in the temple.

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