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  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. A Hindu man is seen stepping briskly on the hot coal. A trench filled with milk is seen on the right for the devotees to dip their feet after their firewalking. Title devised...
  • Vendor selling household items, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street vendor's cart outside Sri Mariamman Temple. The cart is full of household items such as brooms, feather dusters, food covers, fans, baskets, hats and scrubbing brushes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Procession at Sri Mariamman Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a procession at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A group of Hindu men are carrying wooden platforms on which seat statues of Hindu gods. A number of devotees watch the procession from the corridor at the second level and the...
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. Three Hindu men are briskly walking on the hot coal pit. Excited spectators watch from behind the barriers, while a few photographers are seen near the milk trench. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sri Mariamman Temple interior, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an interior view of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A priest is at the altar and a few devotees are seen queuing in front of him. There are images and statues of deities inside the temple, and more devotees at the background. Title...
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. A devotee is seen running on the hot coal pit carrying branches of leaves, while excited spectators watch from behind the barriers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the Sri Mariamman temple. It shows a priest and a devotee seemingly in preparation for the firewalking. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Procession at Sri Mariamman Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a procession at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A group of Hindu men are carrying two large platforms on which seat statues of Hindu gods and deities. Women and children are seen in the background, watching the procession from the...
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows an interior view of the Sri Mariamman temple in 1975, where a Theemithi firewalking festival is held. It shows a penance ritual involving the use of the chaattai (whip) tied to the firewalkers' wrists. Another devotee with pierced chest and back is seen on the left. Title...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of the Sri Mariamman temple's gopuram and roof, taken between 1974 and 1976. There seems to be a crowd on the ground, and a few men are seen near the temple roof. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. Two Hindu men are pouring milk into a trench where devotees will dip their feet after their firewalking. Excited spectators are cordoned off from the pit area by black and white barriers. Title...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, entrance, 2004 : general view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a view of the entrance to Sri Mariamman Temple. The Sri Mariamman temple was established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai (or Narayana Pillay) in 1827 and is dedicated to Sri Mariamman, the great goddess worshipped for health and prosperity. Built in the South Indian Dravidian style, the elaborately-decorated...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, entrance, 2004 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a view of the entrance to Sri Mariamman Temple. The Sri Mariamman temple was established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai (or Narayana Pillay) in 1827 and is dedicated to Sri Mariamman, the great goddess worshipped for health and prosperity. Built in the South Indian Dravidian style, the elaborately-decorated...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, 1974 : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph showing a view of the Sri Mariamman Temple and its surroundings at South Bridge Road. The Sri Mariamman temple was established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai (or Narayana Pillay) in 1827 and is dedicated to Sri Mariamman, the great goddess worshipped for health and prosperity. Built...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, 2004 : general view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This is a photograph showing a wide angle view of the Sri Mariamman Temple and its surroundings at South Bridge Road. The temple is shown against a backdrop of clear blue skies, tall apartment blocks and a commercial building. Men and women can be seen walking along the side of...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, tapered structure, 2004 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This 2004 photograph shows a close-up of the six level tapered structure above the entrance to Sri Mariamman temple. The Sri Mariamman temple was established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai (or Narayana Pillay) in 1827 and is dedicated to Sri Mariamman, the great goddess worshipped for health and prosperity. It...
  • South Bridge Road, 1983 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, between Mosque Street and Pagoda Street. South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. On the right, the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque can be...
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  • South Bridge Road, opposite Mosque Street, 1983 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, from opposite Mosque Street (on the right). South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. On the right, the Sri Mariamman Temple can be seen. Title devised...
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  • South Bridge Road, towards Tanjong Pagar Road, 1983 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, from Cross Street (towards Tanjong Pagar Road). South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. On the right, the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque can...
    Reproduction Available
  • South Bridge Road, towards Tanjong Pagar Road, 1983 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, from Cross Street (towards Tanjong Pagar Road). South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. On the right, the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque can...
    Reproduction Available
  • South Bridge Road, towards Temple Street, 1983 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, towards Temple Street (Pagoda Street on left side of the photograph). South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • South Bridge Road, 1983 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Bridge Road, between Mosque Street and Pagoda Street. South Bridge Road, a major road of Chinatown, was known in the early 1820s by its name even before a proper road was constructed. On the right, the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque can be...
    Reproduction Available