Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

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Timings : 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee
Pooja Timings: Throughout the week except for Friday - 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Friday timings - 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

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Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, Singapore Overview

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is a Hindu Temple located on 555 Serangoon Road of Little India. It is dedicated to Vadapathira and Kaliamman deities, the female counterpart to the Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

People come to offer prayers to other Hindu Gods and Goddesses like Shiva, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kuber along with other Hindu deities of Southern India in the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple. Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is a must-visit for those who wish to explore the Hindu religion of Southern India. Try to attend the early morning pooja and the evening pooja as it is a very divine and soul-soothing experience.

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Legend of Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple owes its existence to a sole female devotee. She had a picture of Amman placed under a banyan tree situated near the present temple. The banyan tree was located at a common public junction where there were several wells and water points. Residents passing by the tree noticed the picture of Amman and started worshipping it on a regular basis. This compelled Mr Rengasamy Mooriyar to transform the premises into a full-fledged temple in 1935 and conducted the consecration ceremony. He sponsored the expenses out of his retirement savings.


The mandapam houses the main deity of Kali which is flacked between two smaller shrines of Ganesha and Murugan, the sons of Shiva. On the left, the Mandapam has a colonnade of several other statues. The main highlight of the temple is the elaborate Vimana, a stepped pyramid-shaped tower over the main shrine found in South Indian temples. Due to its height, the tower is visible even from a distance that allows devotees to pray from afar, without having to enter the temple.

How to Reach Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

This temple is easily accessible from public transports. Buses 857, NR6, 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 125, 130, 139 and 147 stop at a distance of 1 minute. The nearest MRT Station is the Boon Keng MRT station. Alight at Exit C and walk for a distance of 5 minutes to reach here.

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