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The Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar temple, Seychelles

Submission by Hangwei Li

Credit: Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar temple in Victoria, Seychelles. © vuk8691/

As others have nominated architectures from the African continent, I would love to nominate one from an island nation- Seychelles. The Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar temple is definitely one of my favourite architectures. The Hindu temple is tiny, but it is so stunning: a rainbow of colours against the tin rooves and low buildings of Victoria. Many colorful figures of Hindu deities have been set in niches in the tower-like structure. It reminds us to appreciate the rich culture and diversity of Africa.

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