Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple, Paramaribo

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#6 of 11 in Historic Sites in Suriname
Known as the largest shrine of its kind in the country, Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple sits at the very heart of the city. Designed by Dutch architect Arthur E. de Groot and opened in 2001, the temple serves as the main place of worship for the region's Hindu community. Pay special attention to the intricately carved Om symbols, as well as the Sanskrit and Hindi sentences inscribed on the walls. To visit Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple and other attractions in Paramaribo, use our Paramaribo trip planner.
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  • The Arya Dewaker temple is a short distance from the city centre, about 3 km away, but it is worthwhile. It is a very beautiful and welcoming temple, because we saw many children there.
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  • The temple is now open again. The restoration is back. The temple reflects the vision of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement that stood for a more equal view of the caste system and rejected gods images. Instead, the temple is covered with dozens of spells, mantras and ethical calls. The worship revolves around the sacrificial fire in the middle of the Temple Hall.
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  • Very impresive. It was closed (sunday) but the officer allow us to approach and took pictures and gently offer us to visit monday to saturday until 6pm I will back :)
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