Wat Sri Maha Uma Devi was founded during the reign of King Rama IV by members of the Southern Indian community who immigrated originally to the South of Thailand and then moved to the Silom Canal.
The temple was built as a place to worship Uma in accordance with Shaktism, one of the denominations of Hinduism, which has many followers.
It is believed that the Devis, who are the consorts of Hindu gods, are the source of power for their husbands. The popular Devis are, for example, Uma, the consort of Shiva; Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, and Saraswati, the consort of Brahma.
Wat Sri Maha Uma Devi (Mariamman Temple)
Address: 2 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand