Shrinathji Temple and Little India, Manama

Shrinathji Temple and Little India, Manama

Little India is a hidden gem nestled within the historic souq of Manama, Bahrain. Spread over three streets - Bab Al Bahrain Ave, Al Tijjar Ave, and Al Hadrami Ave, this area covers 5000 square meters and is home to numerous shops and restaurants. The history of the area is evident in the architecture of the buildings, many of which were built using Indian wood. It's a unique experience to sip a cup of chai and try a delicious Indian meal in this colorful and vibrant corner of Manama.

Shrinathji Temple is a significant heritage site located in the heart of Manama. Established in 1817, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shrinathji, who is revered as a manifestation of Lord Krishna in the form of a seven-year-old child.

The temple is particularly significant for the Thattai Hindu community, who migrated from Sindh before the partition of India and constructed the temple in Bahrain. As such, the temple holds great cultural and religious significance for the community, and it has been a center of Hindu worship and cultural events for over two centuries.

The Shrinathji Temple is a beautiful example of traditional Hindu temple architecture, featuring intricate carvings, ornate pillars, and colorful frescoes. The temple is adorned with statues and images of various Hindu deities, with Lord Shrinathji occupying a prominent position in the central sanctum.

The temple's location in Manama makes it easily accessible to locals and tourists alike, and it has become a popular destination for those seeking to explore Bahrain's cultural heritage. Visitors to the temple can participate in traditional Hindu rituals and ceremonies, as well as enjoy the peaceful and serene atmosphere of the temple grounds.

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Shrinathji Temple and Little India on Map

Sight Name: Shrinathji Temple and Little India
Sight Location: Manama, Bahrain (See walking tours in Manama)
Sight Type: Religious
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The capital of Bahrain, a small island nation sometimes jokingly addressed as "The Land of Two Seas" (due to its location between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Bahrain), Manama proudly bears a nickname of its own – “The Pearl of the Gulf”. The latter highlights its status as a cultural and economic hub and refers to the pearl industry being an important element of the national...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles