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.
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Article Title: Wat Sri Maha Uma Devi (Mariamman Temple) : Bangkok, Thailand
Short Description: Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, also known as Maha Uma Devi Temple in Si Lom, known as Wat Khaek , 'Khaek' being a term, albeit one increasingly perceived as offensive, used for "people of Indian origin", is a South Indian architecture style Hindu temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate
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