Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

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Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
ஸ்ரீ வடபத்திர காளியம்மன் கோவில்
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
DeityVadapathira Kaliamman
Location555 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218174
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is located in Singapore
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Location within Singapore
Geographic coordinates1°18′55.55″N 103°51′28.8″E / 1.3154306°N 103.858000°E / 1.3154306; 103.858000Coordinates: 1°18′55.55″N 103°51′28.8″E / 1.3154306°N 103.858000°E / 1.3154306; 103.858000
TypeDravidian architecture
CreatorMr Rengasamy Mooriyar
Completed1830; 192 years ago (1830) I935
Official Website

The Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is a temple located at Little India in Singapore.


The temple believed to have started in the 1830s when a devotee placed a picture of the goddess Periyachi Amman under a tree near the current site of the temple.[1]

The presiding deity, Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman is believed to originate from Sri Nisumbha Soodhani Amman in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, whom was worshipped by Chola kings as the family goddess for protection during war times during the Chola period. The goddess was often recognised as the female counterpart to the famed Brihadeeshwarar temple in Thanjavur. The goddess is also referred to as Rahukala Kaliamman or as Vada Bhadra Kaliamman, hence the reference to the goddess.

The 6th Maha Kumbabishegam for Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple was held on 9 December 2016 bringing in additional deities like Jambulingeswarar (Lord Shiva), Akhilandeswari, Chandikeswarar, Navagraham, Swarnakrashna Bhairavar, Lakshmi Kuberar, Lakshmi Narasimar, Nandikeswarar and Veerabathirar.

This temple also has a popular shiridi sai baba mandir in it visited by devotees every day.

In 2015, the temple underwent renovations. On 9 December 2016, the temple held a consecration ceremony after the $2 million renovations were done.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hermes (8 December 2016). "Serangoon Rd temple gets more shrines | The Straits Times". Retrieved 21 January 2022.

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