Timings : 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Closed from 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Located in the heart of Little India, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest and grandest Hindu temples in Singapore. It is dedicated to Veeramakaliamman or the goddess Kali, the fierce embodiment of Shakti, and the 'destroyer of evil'.
Built in the South-Indian Dravidian style of architecture, the spectacular Veeramakaliamman Temple is the nexus of the Hindu community in the Lion City. The words 'Veeramakaliamman' comes from the words 'Veerama', the original name of the goddess, Kali, attributed to her fierceness, and 'Amman', a Tamil title for one who attains godly status.
At the Veeramakaliamman Temple, Goddess Kali is seen to represent both her ferocious side - wearing a garland of the skulls of her victims - and her soft, motherly side, as represented by the peaceful images of her and her sons, Ganesh and Murugan. The striking temple has been renovated several times, and now stands as a conserved building. The temple is most enchanting during the four daily pooja services.
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