Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore

high-definition creative commons photographs from prominent Hindu Veeramakaliamman Temple together with further information.

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The Veeramakaliamman Temple in Serangoon Road is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Established by Indians who had been brought in to Singapore in the 19th century, it seems to have been founded towards the end of that century, and may have started just as a couple of shrines. Over the years it was built up more and more, and priests were brought in to see to the needs of the worshippers.

In 1983 the temple was thoroughly renovated at a cost of several millions and the buildings we see now are from that time. The basic structure is South Indian in style, and has Gopuras, shrines, and statury similar to that found in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Kali, the goddess who destroys all evil, and many of the statues around are of female deities, in one form or another, and their male associates.

The Temple has a steady stream of worshippers throughout the day, and also many foreginers, as it has now become a tourist attraction also. It is particularly busy on temple Feast days.

01 Main Gopura

01 Main Gopura

02 Gopura, Detail 1

02 Gopura, Detail 1

03 Gopura, Detail 2

03 Gopura, Detail 2

04 Gopura, Aum Sign

04 Gopura, Aum Sign

05 Statuary

05 Statuary

06 Durga

06 Durga

07 Mariamman

07 Mariamman

08 Pot-Bellied Temple Guardian

08 Pot-Bellied Temple Guardian

09 Two forms of Durga

09 Two forms of Durga

010 Kuruppuswamy

010 Kuruppuswamy

011 Durga

011 Durga

012 Saraswati

012 Saraswati

013 Mariamman

013 Mariamman

014 Guardians over the Arch

014 Guardians over the Arch

015 Statuary above Main Temple

015 Statuary above Main Temple

016 Ganapati in Middle

016 Ganapati in Middle

017 Murugan

017 Murugan

018 Sati Immolation

018 Sati Immolation

019 Siva, Parvati and Ganapati

019 Siva, Parvati and Ganapati

020 Parvati holding Murugan

020 Parvati holding Murugan

021 Narasimha

021 Narasimha

022 Side View

022 Side View

023 Statuary

023 Statuary

024 Decorations

024 Decorations

025 Decorations

025 Decorations

026 Sign Board

026 Sign Board

027 Main Shrine Room

027 Main Shrine Room

028 Main Shrine Room

028 Main Shrine Room

029 Main Shrine Room

029 Main Shrine Room

030 Mariamman

030 Mariamman

031 Nataraja

031 Nataraja

032 Skandha

032 Skandha

033 Ganapati

033 Ganapati

034 Nataraja

034 Nataraja

035 Nataraja

035 Nataraja

036 Durga

036 Durga

037 Durga

037 Durga

038 Kali

038 Kali

039 Durga

039 Durga

040 Saraswati

040 Saraswati

041 Durga and Priest

041 Durga and Priest

042 Sri Periya Karuppar

042 Sri Periya Karuppar

043 Sri Chinna Karuppar

043 Sri Chinna Karuppar

044 Sri Madurai Veeran

044 Sri Madurai Veeran

045 Horse

045 Horse

046 Nataraja

046 Nataraja

047 Kali

047 Kali

048 Sri Nardana Ganapathy

048 Sri Nardana Ganapathy

049 Sri Yoga Ganapathy

049 Sri Yoga Ganapathy

050 Sri Valampuri Ganapathy

050 Sri Valampuri Ganapathy

051 Sri Dandapani

051 Sri Dandapani

052 Sri Vishnudurgai Amman

052 Sri Vishnudurgai Amman

053 Sri Dakshinamoorthy

053 Sri Dakshinamoorthy

054 Sri Brahma

054 Sri Brahma

055 Amman

055 Amman

056 Sri Bhairavar

056 Sri Bhairavar

057 Shrine

057 Shrine

058 Worshipping the Linga

058 Worshipping the Linga

059 Narayani

059 Narayani

060 Sri Brahma

060 Sri Brahma

061 Linga

061 Linga

062 Silver Ganapathy

062 Silver Ganapathy

063 Silver Doors

063 Silver Doors

064 Ceiling

064 Ceiling

065 Ceiling Lotus

065 Ceiling Lotus

066 Main Door

066 Main Door

067 Main Door

067 Main Door

068 Door Detail

068 Door Detail

069 Door Detail

069 Door Detail

070 Sign Board

070 Sign Board

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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