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Sri Krishnan Temple, 2004 : exterior [1]

The photograph shows a wide angle view of the Sri Krishnan Temple, flanked on both sides by buildings. The temple is adorned with various effigies of religious Hindu figures and is expertly detailed. It has recently been added to the National List of Historic Monuments. n the foreground, under a shade, is a big bronze urn for worshippers to burn incense. Sri Krishnan Temple (a.k.a Sri Krishna Temple), on Waterloo Street was established in 1870 on the very same site when Hanuman Beem Singh set up an idol of Sri Krishna under a banyan tree. It is the only South Indian Hindu temple in Singapore dedicated exclusively to Sri Krishna and his consort Rukmini. As Sri Krishnan Temple is located near to the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, it also receives many Chinese Buddhist devotees who simply walk over and light joss sticks. Other than serving the religious needs of the Hindu community, Sri Krishnan temple is also a harmonious symbol of the multi-cultural and multi-religious society in Singapore. . Title devised by Library staff..

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