Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

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Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is located in Singapore
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Location within Singapore
Geography
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
CountrySingapore
Location555 Serangoon Road
Culture
SanctumVadapathira Kaliamman
Architecture
ArchitectureDravidian architecture
History
Date built1830 I935
CreatorMr Rengasamy Mooriyar
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple in Singapore is located at 555 Serangoon Road in the Little India ethnic neighbourhood in the main commercial thoroughfare.Some Annual Festivals includes Chandi Homam,Lakshmi Kuberar Homam,Periyachi Moolamanthira Homam,Periyachi Poojai,Aadi Urchavam,Aadi Velli,Thai Velli,Rama Navami Urchavam, Hanumanth Jayanthi Urchavam,Krishna Jayanthi Urchavam,Kanda Shasthi Urchavam,Vinayagar Nonbu Laksharchanai,Periyachi Padayal Urchavam,Muneeswaran padayal Urchavam,Madurai Veeran Padayal Urchavam,Maha Sivarathiri,Vaikunda Ekadesi, Thaipusam,Panguni Uthiram,Chitara Pournami,Vaikasi Visakam,Nageswari Homam, Durgai Amman Homam,Purattasi Sani,Sani Peyarchi (2 1/2 years) Guru Peyarchi,Rahu Ketu Peyarchi,Masi Magam Urchavam and many more...

Monthly Festivals

-Sukhla Chadurthi(Vinayagar homam,abishegam and annathanam)

-Monthly Karthigai(Murugan abishegam and annathanam)

-Pournami(Navavarana Poojai in Morning) (Thiruvillaku Poojai@7.30pm)

-Nageswari Paal Kudam(First friday of english month)

-Ekadesi(Ramar Sanctum)

-Amavasai

-Moolam (For Hanumanth)

-PunarPusam(For Ramar)

-Panjami(Varahi)

-Rohini(Ambal)

-Sankatahara Chadurthi(For Vinayagar)

-Sukhla Shasthi(For Murugan)


-Pradosham(For Jambulingeswarar)(Twice a week @4.30pm)

-Pradosham(For Narashimar) (Twice a week @4.15pm)


Weekly Poojai

-Rahu Kala Durgai Poojai(Every Tuesday @4pm)

-Aadithya Poojai (Every Sunday)

-Ambal Abishegam(Every Friday @11am)


Daily Opening Time of Temple

Monday to Sunday(Except Friday):

                                6am to 12pm
                                6pm to 9pm

Friday:

       6am to 12.30pm
       5.30pm to 9.30pm

Pradosham Abishegam and Poojai at 4.30pm on every Pradosham Day for Lord Shiva,Akhikandeswari and Nandikeswarar

Rahu Kala Durgai Poojai at 4pm on every Tuesday for Goddess Durga

(Time might change during Festival Time)

History[edit]

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is widely believed to have started in 1830 with a sole female devotee. She had placed a picture of Amman under a banyan tree that was located near the present temple. The location of the temple, at the junction of Balestier, Serangoon. Race Course and Rangoon roads, was very popular because it had several wells and water points. Many residents from nearby areas frequented the area to collect water for themselves.

In 1935, Mr Rengasamy Mooriyar converted the premises into a full-fledged temple and conducted the consecration ceremony, paying for the expenses from his retirement savings. Sri Vinayakar, Muruga and Ambal were the main deities of the temple.

In 1943, Mr Kottavai Govindasamy further expanded the temple to include Sri Periachi, Madurai Veeran and Muneeswaran. During this period, the end of Aadi Urchavam Festival was celebrated with an Ambal procession in a bullock cart to the Sri Manmathan Temple at Potong Pasir, where they would remain for about 2 weeks for prayers.

After the demise of Mr Govindasamy in 1948, Mr S L Perumal took the management of the temple. He was later joined by Messrs Murugaiyan, Samiyappan, VairappaThevar and Thangavel Mandor as committee members. The temple was manned by Mr Karuupiah who doubled up as the priest and the day-to-day administrator of the temple. In the early 70s the temple was further renovated and improved upon. Separate sanctums were created for the main deities. Vinayakar, Murugan and Ambal. In I9 March 1975, a consecration ceremony for thetemple was conducted under the leadership of Mr S L Perumal.

In 1979, the Ramar Bhajan Matt operating in Cross Street relocated to the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple. Soon after in 1982, another round Temple renovation was embarked on. The Ramar Bhajan Matt was converted into a full-fledged temple. In I984, Mr S L P Mohhann, the son of Mr S L Perumal led the consecration ceremony for the two temples.

In 1994, the temple volunteer ubayakars formed a registered society and played a key role in the management of the temple. Subsequently, the Society was dissolved and a new Board of Trustees with seven members was constituted in 1998.

In 2003, this committee undertook further development projects that included, among other things, a 4-storey multi-purpose hall and renovation and repair works to the deities. As part of the efforts, the deities of Sri Periyachi, Madurai Veeran, Muneeswaran were relocated within the temple.

Culminated in the Maha Kumbabishegam (consecration ceremony) of the temple on 23 January 2005.

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.

See also[edit]

List of Hindu temples in Singapore

External links[edit]