Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore

4.2
#8 of 57 in Historic Sites in Singapore
Pause from the hustle and bustle of the downtown and retreat to Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, an intricate Hindu temple tucked away within the city. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, the goddess associated with empowerment. The temple's design differs greatly from those in more northeastern parts of the country, following a style more prevalent among South Indian Tamil temples. The temple was built by Indian pioneers and settlers who migrated to the area; it is one of the first testaments to their growing cultural base in Singapore. Colorful, intricate sculptures and figures adorn both the interior and exterior of the temple. Your best bet is to visit with a guide who can provide insight into the temple's history and significance. Be aware that visitors are expected to remove their shoes as a sign of respect. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Singapore Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Afternoon in Little India (Singapore turns quietly in the underground) to explore the surroundings and the temples, I highly recommend joining always barefoot and with suitable clothing.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We are passed randomly in the evening in little India looking after a good Indian at this small temple, as curiosity grabbed us! So nothing as to the temple. A ceremony of which we could not follow though because we know too little about the Hindu faith happened at this time. Nevertheless, it was an indescribable event which you should have seen.
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  • August 12, 2017
    in the little India this Hindu Temple has its place and is frequented by the colors, shapes and smells surrounded by popular stalls population
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  • July 29, 2017
    Nice looking and very colorful Hindu or Indian temple at Little India. I didn't go inside. But the outside architecture is quite cool. And COLORFUL.
  • July 13, 2017
    I'm not sure if this is an Indian temple or a Buddhist temple but it is a very interesting building and a good place to visit. The surrounding area is full of low costing shops where you can buy almost anything, including food souvenirs and clothing. I spent several hours walking around this area of town looking through all the stores.
  • August 26, 2017
    Particularly interesting to see how many Gods a culture can adore. You can really feel passion on the people visiting the temple.
  • August 9, 2017
    Temple is right next to road placed in centre of little India. Peaceful and less crowded , can offer lot of puja. Near by lots if shops and food places.
  • May 11, 2017
    A temple with unique architectural design. It is visited by countless Indians. What I like about this temple are the colorful status and the lively rituals. Lastly, It's free to enter just make sure you remove your shoe.

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