Posted on: 25th February 2016
Wat Phra Sri Maha Uma Devi is a Hindu temple which was built during King Rama IV’s reign and is unique as it carries the south Indian style architecture in one of its finest forms. It was constructed by the members of a Hindu Community specifically Tamil who had migrated from India to Thailand at the time when India had just fallen captive to the British rule.Forms of Shakti are the prime Gods of the temple, namely Uma, Lakshmi and Saraswati who are consorts of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma respectively.
The temple was constructed as per Shaktism in 1876 by Vaithi Padayatch who was a Hindu and a Tamil immigrant. History says that when India came under the colonial rule, many Indian Tamils thought of migrating instead of living without freedom. It is said that they migrated as gem traders or as cattle ranchers and the one among them, was the leader called Vaithi Padayatchi. It was under his leadership that this temple’s construction began within the decade of their migration.
The temple’s façade or the entrance or gopuram is about six meters tall and is embellished with numerous statues of deities done in myriad of colors. It is said that the building originally was not this highly blemished and that the beautification was done later on. Within the temple there are three shrines that of Kartik, Ganesha and the main one that belongs to ‘Devi Uma’. In addition to these deities there are also other shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and Hanuman along with shrines dedicated to manifestations of Devi namely Saraswati, Kali and Mahalaxmi.
Pay a visit to this revered temple in a car rental and move freely in and around Rama III for a care-free ride. We, at Thailand Cars Rentals, offer numerous car sizes and brands with availability of diesel fuel type cars plus automatic transmission.
Opening time: It opens at 6 in the morning and closes at 8 in the evening and for visiting one doesn’t have to pay anything.