Kāligāmbāl Temple's Gopuram (Gateway tower) entrance.
|Locale||Thambu Chetty Street, Parry's corner (Old: George Town), Chennai|
|Primary deity||Kāligāmbāl (Goddess Pārvathi)|
|Architectural styles||Hindu temple architecture|
|Number of temples||1|
|History and governance|
The Kālikāmbal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shri Kāligāmbāl (Kāmākshi) and Lord Kamadeswarar, located in Parry's corner (Old: George Town) locality of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is located in Thambu Chetty Street, a prominent financial street running parallel to Rajaji Salai.
The temple was originally located closer to the sea shore and was relocated to the current site at 1640 AD. It was then built in 1678. Shivaji, the Maratha warrior and the founder of the Hindawi-Swarajya in the 17th century, had worshiped in this temple incognito on 3 October 1667. It is believed that a fierce form of Goddess was held in worship earlier and that this form was replaced with the shanta swaroopa (calm posture) form of Goddess Kamakshi.
- Chennai Sri Kālikāmbal Kamadeswarar Devasthanam
- A compendium of Hindu temples in India; created & maintained by Kannikeswaran
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