Sri Mariamman Temple, Johor Bahru
This temple is located in downtown Johor Bahru, between Jalan Trus and Jalan Ungku Puan ,and often mistaken as the Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple.
In fact this is not the glass temple.
The Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is located between Jalan Mohd Taib ,Tebrau Highway and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
This two temple is the main Hindu temple in Johor Bahru ,and serves as the center of many Hindu ceremonies like the Thapuisam festival.
To enter is possible , have to take of four shoes, opened from 6.00 am until 5.00 pm.
, theres several flower shops and incest sellers within this area.
Nearby,a Sikh temple the Gurdwara Sahib can be found.
The Sri Mariamman Hindu temple is located just a few hundred meters west of the Central Market area, and just north of the waterfront area. This appears pretty typical of other Hindu Temples I saw in Singapore.
The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Mariamman, the rural South Indian mother goddess. She is the deity of of rain, fertility, and prevention of chicken pox!
Besides those in southern India and here in Johor Bahru, Mariamman Temples can be found across the straits in central Singapore as well as in Sri Lanka, Fiji, Vietnam and South Africa.
6am to 9pm Monday through Sunday.
This temple is one of the most prominent features of the Johor Bahru skyline. It makes a neat contrast to the nearby concrete and glass of the shopping malls and hotels. You can basically walk around JB in a couple of hours and this is a good reference point. I never went inside but I found myself walking past it several times.
There are a large number of vendors by the temple selling flowers, spices and Indian handicrafts. Visitors are permitted and the temple is open from 6am to 9pm every day.