Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple
Sri Veeramakalimman Temple
Sri Veeramakalimman Temple
Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple is located in Singapore
Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple
Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple
Location in Singapore
Coordinates: 1°18′28.32″N 103°51′8.96″E / 1.3078667°N 103.8524889°E / 1.3078667; 103.8524889Coordinates: 1°18′28.32″N 103°51′8.96″E / 1.3078667°N 103.8524889°E / 1.3078667; 103.8524889
Name
Tamil: ஸ்ரீ வீரமாகாளியம்மன் கோவில்
Chinese: 维拉马卡卡拉曼庙
Location
Country: Singapore
Location: 141 Serangoon Road, Little India
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Kali
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (Tamil: ஸ்ரீ வீரமாகாளியம்மன் கோவில்; Chinese: 维拉马卡卡拉曼庙) is a Hindu temple located in the middle of Little India in the southern part of Singapore.

The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, fierce embodiment of Shakti and the god Shiva's wife, Parvati. Kali has always been popular in Bengal, the birthplace of the labourers who built this temple in 1881. Images of Kali within the temple show her wearing a garland of skulls and ripping out the insides of her victims, and Kali sharing more peaceful family moments with her sons Ganesha and Murugan.

The building is constructed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples common in Tamil Nadu as opposed to the style of Northeastern Indian Kali temples in Bengal, where Her worship is extremely widespread but the style of temple construction differs considerably.

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