Sri Ganesh Temple
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joseaK4955AJ
Buenos Aires, Argentina45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
A magnificent example of Hindu architecture, superbly decorated and very well kept. Most recommendable.
Written 6 May 2019
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kowie55
Chennai (Madras), India745 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Everyone here calls it the Ganesh Temple, although the Tamil signboard clearly states the original name: Siddhi Vinayaka Temple. Siddhi Vinayak is another name for the Elephant God Ganesha, and a liberal translation would be " The God who helps you achieve your goals". The architecture is typical Dravidian --- a smaller version of the large temples you would see in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. Indians came to Mandalay before Yangon, so I guess this must be one of the older Indian temples of Myanmar. Inside, there are small shrines for other Hindu deities and the bronze icon of the Monkey God Hanuman is really beautiful. There is also a separate shrine for Buddha; although in some Hindu traditions Buddha is accepted as an "avatar" of God, this is the first time I have seen a Buddhist shrine inside a Hindu Temple.
There is a huge list of original benefactors near the entrance. It looks like a list of early Indian migrants to Burma; this is historically significant because there are Tamil names, North Indian and East Indian names and Burmese names too. The list also shows Tamil names with Burmese aliases ( this is interesting evidence of progressive integration between two cultures).
The priest speaks Tamil and the chants are recited both in Tamil and Sanskrit. For Indians there is definitely a religious interest here; but I found the links to Indian migration history more interesting!
Written 9 January 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,517 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Dedicated to Stri Ganesha also called Vinayar or Vinayaki, the female form of Ganesh, the elephant god known as the big remover of obstacles.

The temple is at the corner of 27th and 81st street in central Mandalay. It is an active place of worship for the South Indian community in the city. A bit confusing is that at the side of 81st street above the gate is written dedicated to Krishna. However above the gate facing 27th street is written dedicated to Ganesha.

The shape of the temple is very much like what is common in South India like in Madurai and Kanchipuram, be it less elaborate and of a more recent date.

Free admission
Written 1 January 2019
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