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Little India Singapore: Images of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is a Hindu temple located in the middle of Little India in the southern part of Singapore. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was built to cater for hundreds of Indians who had come to live in a foreign land. Having a temple in their midst must  have helped  these  pioneers  feel  more  at home  as  it provided an  important avenue   for  them to  recreate in Singapore what they had been familiar within their country of origin.  The  choice  of Sri Veeramakaliamman  as  the chief deity of the temple is  significant.  Referred as a powerful  goddess   and  Destroyer of Evil, her presence answered an important need of the early migrants  – the need to feel secure in a new land. 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.

Official website of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Right time right place right direction - looking up - a heavenly moment at Sri Veeramakaliamman temple at Serangoon Road in Little India. Click on image to view likes and comments on Facebook.

The Bell, known in Sanskrit as the Ghanta/Ghanti is used in all poojas for invoking the Gods. The ringing of the bell produces what is regarded as an auspicious sound. It produces the sound Om, the universal name of the Lord. There should be auspiciousness within and without, to gain the vision of the Lord who is all-auspiciousness.

A significance of ringing the bell is that they help drown any inauspicious noises and comments that might disturb the worshipers in their devotional ardor (dedication), concentration and inner peace.

“I ring this bell indicating the invocation of divinity, So that virtuous and noble forces enter (my home and heart); And the demonic and evil forces from within and without, depart.”

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Mother Kali is another divine form of Shakthi to destroy all evil and protect the Good. Loving and most merciful. Mother Kali gives her devotees whatever they want. In this avatar she appears seated with 8 hands to destroy the evil and protect the Good.
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The best days to offer prayers are Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Ashtami Navami , Dasami, Sathurdasi, Pournami, Amavasai, Maham Pooram - Tamil New years day, Adi Pooram , Adi Perukku , Navarathiri , Masi Mahotsava

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7 thoughts on “Little India Singapore: Images of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

    1. These pictures are from a previous trip organized by Singapore Tourism Board. I just have a good mental recollection my blog post archives and linking them up to a new story where it’s relevant to do so.

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