Kalikambal Temple

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Kalikambal Temple
Entrance of Kalikambal Koil
Entrance of Kalikambal Koil
Kalikambal Temple is located in Chennai
Kalikambal Temple
Kalikambal Temple
Location in Chennai
Coordinates 13°05′40″N 80°17′21″E / 13.09455°N 80.2891°E / 13.09455; 80.2891Coordinates: 13°05′40″N 80°17′21″E / 13.09455°N 80.2891°E / 13.09455; 80.2891
Country India
State/province Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Locale Thambu Chetty Street, George Town, Chennai
Primary deity Kalikambal (Goddess Parvathi)
Architectural styles Hindu temple architecture
Number of temples 1
History and governance
Date established 1640
Date built 1678

The Kalikambal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kalikambal (Kamakshi) and Lord Kamateswarar, located in George Town, Chennai, India. The temple is located on 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

The main gopuram (tower) of Kalikambal Temple


  1. ^ "1639 A.D. TO 1700 A.D.". History of Chennai. ChennaiBest.com. Retrieved 20 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chennai High: Where history beckons". The Times of India (Chennai: The Times Group). 27 August 2010. Retrieved 20 Jan 2013. 

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