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Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

The Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple was erected as a tribute to the Hindu deity named Kaliamman; recognised as the Destroyer of Evil.

It started as a modest shrine in 1870 but has undergone several renovations. Today, it is a renowned Hindu temple for devotees in Singapore.

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, History & Opening Hours, Singapore

It’s widely believed that the origins of the temple date back to 1830, when a female devotee placed an image of Amman beneath a banyan tree, on a site that is located near the present-day temple.

In 1935, a man by the name of Mr Rengasamy Mooriyar transformed the area into a complete temple. He took care of conducting the first consecration ceremony with the funds coming from his own pocket. The primary deities of the temple were Ambal, Muruga, and Sri Vinayakar.

From 1943 to 1979, the temple underwent many more facelifts before temple volunteers created a registered society that would be responsible for overseeing the temple management. One of the most significant changes was made in 1969 when architects from India gave the temple a complete redesign. Sculptors and artists from South India were also commissioned to create motifs. By 2003, the committee eventually undertook more projects that included repair works and establishing a four-storey multi-purpose hall.

The temple’s mandapam houses the main shrine, which is dedicated to Kaliamman; and on both sides are smaller shrines that have been dedicated to Murugan and Ganesha, sons of Shiva.

An interesting feature of this temple is the intricate vimana, a stepped tower that resembles a pyramid, which is adorned with images of deities. This distinct character of its design can be seen from a distance.

The Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is located at 555 Serangoon Road, Singapore. It’s open daily from 6am to 9pm, with prayers are offered morning and night; starting as early as 6:30pm.

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Temple Opens: 6am
Morning Abishegam: 6:30am
Morning Pooja: 7:30am
Uchikaala Pooja: 12pm
Evening Abishegam: 5pm
Sayarakashai Pooja: 6pm
Night Abishegam(Ambai Only): 8.45pm
Arthajama Pooja: 9pm
Archana Tickets & Other Services: 7:45am to 11:45am & 6:15pm - 8:45pm

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