Mariamman Temple, Ho Chi Minh City
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In the outer hall, Paravati's sons Ganesha and Muruga are on her right and left, respectively. The Rajagopuram of this temple is about 12m high and contains a number of statues. Statues of Lakshmi, Murugan and other devas dot the hallways.
The main feature of the temple are the various statues of Mariamman, which surround the outer walls of the temple. These include Nataraja, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Kali, Biramasakthi, Samundi, Thirumagal, Mageswari, Meenadchi, Valambigai, Andal, Kamadchiamman, Karumari-amman, Sivagami and Parvati who has Murugan in her lap.
It was built at first to serve the Chettiar community in Vietnam. It serves around fifty Tamil families in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the devotees are Vietnamese or Sino-Vietnamese who believe they have experienced the powers of Mariamman.
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