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  • Statues of Hindu deities at Sri Mariamman Temple [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows statues of Hindu deities on the roof of Sri Mariamman Temple. One deity statue is holding a trident. Another deity statue is flanked by two attendants and two lions. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Statues of Hindu deities at Sri Mariamman Temple [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows statues of Hindu deities at Sri Mariamman Temple. In the middle of the photograph is the statue of a goddess, flanked by two attendants. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A priest is performing some rituals in front of a large gold peacock at an altar in the temple, watched by the temple's devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a large multi-tier altar at the temple, with a priest is seen performing a ritual. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows a close-up view of an altar in a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Hindu ceremony at a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a standing congregation of mostly women devotees. A framed picture of a female deity hangs on one of the pillars. 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...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu man playing the ekkalam, an ethnic trumpet, in a Chettiars' Temple taken between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a Thaipusam procession outside the Chettiars' Temple in 1976. The temple's grounds is packed with a crowd, comprising both Hindu worshippers and spectators, spilling to the roadside. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Hindu ceremony at a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a priest standing at the altar, leading the ceremony before a packed congregation of devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976, with its marble floors and white-painted pillars. A few devotees are facing the altar offering prayers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows Hindu ceremony in a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a packed standing congregation of women Hindu devotees offering prayers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tank Road, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a crowd of people gathering outside the entrance to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road during Thaipusam. There are police officers standing in line separating the crowd from incoming traffic. Teochew Building can be seen further along the road after the overhead bridge. Title devised by Library...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976, with its tiled floors and walls, and white-painted pillars. A group of devotees and children are seating at the steps near an entrance. 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...