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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Hindu and Buddhist temples

Singapore:2/06/18:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and a mosque in Chinatown here, demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between India and Singapore. Modi, who is here on a three-day tour, visited Sri Mariamman Temple and participated in prayers. Sri Mariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in the country.  The priest of the temple gifted a golden stole to Modi.  “Reinforcing our strong cultural connect, PM @narendramodi visited the Mariamman Temple,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.”Blessed to have prayed at the beautiful Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore. This Temple illustrates the vibrant cultural connect between India and Singapore,” Modi tweeted. Built in 1827, the temple was constructed for worship by immigrants from Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her power in curing epidemic illnesses and diseases.

He also visited Chulia mosque which was built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India’s Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib. This is one of the earliest mosques in Singapore. The mosque was established in 1826. Modi was presented a green shawl at the mosque. “Demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between our two countries,” Kumar said.

 

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