Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Built as early as 1855 by Bengali labourers, this magnificent temple was constructed for the worship of Goddess Kali, the consort of Lord Shiva. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is thought to be the first temple in Singapore to venerate her. The goddess is often portrayed as having many pairs of arms and hands; each hand carrying weapons of destruction used to fight evil on earth.

Temple doors are covered with tiny bells. Devotees ask God to grant their requests by rining the bells before entering. Inside, the ceiling is rimmed with statues of the many Hindu Gods while the main shrine housed a jet black statue of Goddess Kali, flanked by her sons Ganesha and Murugam.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (Chinese: 维拉马卡卡拉曼庙; Tamil: ஸ்ரீ வீரமாகாளியம்மன் கோவில்) is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Singapore, probably due to its location in the middle of Little India in the southern part of Singapore.

The building is constructed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples common in Tamil Nadu as opposed to the style of Northeastern Indian Kali temples in Bengal, where Her worship is extremely widespread but the style of temple construction differs considerably.

This mind blowing evil building was found from Flickr by user Amontillada . Original date: 2007-02-18 05:46:48

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