Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
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05:00 - 21:00
Monday
05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:00
Thursday
05:00 - 21:00
Friday
05:00 - 21:00
Saturday
05:00 - 21:00
Sunday
05:00 - 21:00
About
Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian architectural style. The gopuram or tower, a common element in South Indian temple architecture, was built at a height so that it can be seen from a distance.
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Neighbourhood: Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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anu_v
Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
Magical Journey
May 2020
I always worship this temple whenever I walk pass it. This temple is popular among tourists and Indians esp workers who like to pray to the Kaliamman deity here. This temple is said to be proven holy and helpful to a lot of poor people. I believe if you pray wholeheartedly to this deity your wishes will come true.
Written 20 August 2020
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Nayan Jaiswal
20 contributions
Colorful beautful Indian temple
Jan 2020
A beautiful indian temple on the streets of Little India. The place had intense hindu vibes with idols of gods and goddess all around. The temple is built according to dravidian style of architecture and conducts prayers at around 6:30pm, which is time you would want to visit the temple if you would want to experience the true indian vibes. They also served free hotchpotch (spicy rice and lentils) during the saturday evening i visited and it was yum.
Written 1 May 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,089 contributions
The most prominent and most popular Hindu Temple in Singapore
Feb 2020
Located in the heart of Little India on Serangoon Road, Sri Veeramakaliamman is the most prominent and popular Hindu Temple. For me Little India is temples and food. I do not know if this is the oldest as some claim but I can assure you it was the most popular. We visited just after seeing Sri Srinivasa and the crowds here were vastly greater. Sri Srinivasa was extremely colorful with a very high Gopuram; however, the details at Sri Veeramakaliamman both inside and out were amazing. The thing that caught my eye here was this was the only Gopuram where the figures had gold features. When the sun hits it, the figures sparkle. The other part was the detail inside was much more exquisite and decorative. Sri Veeramakaliamman is to Hindu temples as Baroque/Rococo is to European churches. Its dripping in figures and symbols. I must confess that I really did not understand it all; however, for the cultural and enjoyment value, this is the best Hindu temple to visit and our favorite in Singapore
Written 8 April 2020
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baghdadlian
Montreal, Canada3,280 contributions
Wonderful experience
Mar 2020
When we were in little India we went to this temple
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
before you go in there is a place for you to wash feet and place your shoes outside. Walking in there were a lot of people giving offerings
There was some ceremony also
Area around temple is not very clean and it is sad since Singapore is clean
Written 2 April 2020
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK459 contributions
Visited while in Chinatown
Mar 2020
This is the oldest Hindu temple , and is in the middle of Chinatown , The main door is very impressive and ornate above , inside although the main area was colourful with vivid ceilings there was an air that it is slightly run down . Walking around the main yard you do come across the mass statues on the roofs.
To take pictures within is S$3
Written 16 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,592 contributions
Decorative South Indian Temple
Mar 2020
This is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples and oldest one dedicated to the Goddess Kali. The temple is fairly typical of South Indian style of architecture with a 5 tiered gopuram. I’ve seen so many South Indian temples now, it’s hard to know how to rate them. This one is above average for it’s decorations and popularity. Fine to have a look if you’re in Little India, but don’t go ouot of the way to see it.
Written 10 March 2020
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Michael T
Formby, UK1,085 contributions
A visual treat
Jan 2020 • Couples
This temple is very welcoming and is a visual extravaganza, with an ornate and gaily coloured interior. It is in the heart of Little India and not Chinatown as another reviewer stated.
Written 29 February 2020
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MissL219
Essex, UK1,457 contributions
Very pretty
Aug 2019 • Couples
We didn't go into this temple, but saw it as we walked around Little India. It's very pretty with so much detail. Lovely to see if you get a chance.
Written 23 February 2020
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David S
London, UK187 contributions
Nice stop in Little India, but temple itself is on a busy road and a bit run down
Feb 2020 • Family
The was our last temple visit during our time in Singapore, and was a bit underwhelmed. Enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of walking from the MRT to the temple itself. The temple is on a really busy road. The outside is incredibly beautiful and ornate. The door is magnificent. But once inside the temple found it a bit run down and main access was restricted. The Buddha Tooth temple and Sultan Mosque are much more impressive.
Written 18 February 2020
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Michael
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Fantastic!
Jan 2020
Great place, very interesting. There is a lot of tolerance for visitors. The atmosphere is super friendly. This is singapore's oldest Indian temple in the middle of chinatown. A symbol of cultural dievrsity and tolerance
Written 10 February 2020
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