Singapore Temples

History of Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple Singapore, Timings, Pooja Details

Singapore Kali Amman Temple Timings:

Morning: 6.00 am to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

Singapore Kali Amman Temple Daily Puja Times:

Temple Opens: 6.00 am
Morning Abishegam: 6.30 am
Morning Pooja: 7.30 am
Uchikaala pooja: 12.00 noon
Evening Abishegam: 5.00 pm
Sayarakashai Pooja: 6.00 pm
Night Abishegam(Ambai Only): 8.45 pm
Arthajama Pooja: 9.00 pm
Archana Tickets & Other services: 7.45 am to 11.45 am and 6.15 pm to 8.45 pm

Singapore Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple History:

It is believed that Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple was started in 1830 by a single female devotee, who positioned an image of Kaliamman below a banyan tree, located near the temple. The temple was located at the junction of Balestier, Serangoon. Race Course and Rangoon roads, were very popular as there were a number of wells and water points in that area. Several people from nearby areas used to come there to collect water.

In I935, by the efforts of Mr. Rengasamy Mooriyar, the premises into the construction of a fully-fledged temple was completed. Bearing complete expenses from his pocket, he performed the consecration ceremony of the temple. Major deities of the temple include Sri Vinayakar, Muruga and Ambal.

In 1943, Mr Kottavai Govindasamy expanded the temple and added the deities of Sri Periachi, Madurai Veeran and Muneeswaran. On this occasion, the conclusion of Aadi Urchavam Festival was celebrated with a procession of Ambal in a bullock cart to the Sri Manmathan Temple at Potong Pasir, where they would continue for about 2 weeks for prayers.

Mr Govindasamy was succeeded by Mr S L Perumal, who took the management of the temple in 1948. Messrs Murugaiyan, Samiyappan, Vairappa Thevar and Thangavel Mandor later joined as committee members. The temple was administered by Mr Karrupiah who served as the priest and the day-to-day administrator of the temple. In the early 70s the temple was further reconditioned and independent sanctums were created for the main deities Vinayakar, Murugan and Ambal. On I9th March 1975, a consecration ceremony for the temple was held under the leadership of Mr S L Perumal.

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple Singapore

In 1979, the Ramar Bhajan Matt operating in Cross Street was shifted to the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple. Shortly, in 1982, another phase of Temple renovation was carried out and the Ramar Bhajan Matt was transformed into a full-fledged temple. In I984, Mr S L P Mohan, the son of Mr S L Perumal, headed the consecration ceremony for the two temples.

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

In 2003, this committee carried out more development projects including, a 4-story multi-purpose hall and renovation and repair to the deities. The deities of Sri Periyachi, Madurai Veeran, and Muneeswaran were repositioned within the temple.

It was concluded by the Maha Kumbabishegam (consecration ceremony) of the temple held on 23rd January 2005.

Auspicious Times:

Sunday – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM / 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Monday – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Wednesday – 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM / 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday – 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM / 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Other Deities in the Temple:

Sri Vinayagar
Sri Ambal
Sri Murugan
Sri Periyachi Amman
Sri Madurai Veeran
Sri Muneeswarar
Sri Nageswari Amman
Sri Saneeswarar
Sri Durgai Amman
Sri Ramar
Sri Hanuman (Anjaneya Swamy)

Festivals Celebrated in Sri Vadapathirta Kali Amman:

1) Thiru Karthigai Deepam
2) Sri Anjaneyar Jayanthi / Laksharchanai
3) Sri Vaikunda Ekadesi
4) Thai Pongal
5) Thai Fridays (4 Fridays)
6) Thaipoosam
7) Sri Madurai Veeran Padayal
8) Maha Sivarathiri
9) Vaikanasa Vishnu Deepam
10) English New Year
11) Sri Vaikunda Ekadesi
12) Aarudra Dharisanam
13) Thai Pongal
14) Thai Amavasai
15) Thai Karthigai
16) Thaipusam Festival
17) Masi Magam
18) Sri Nama Navami
19) Panguni Uthiram
20) Vasantha Navarathiri (Celebrated for 10 Days)

Singapore Kaliamman Temple Address:

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
555 Serangoon Road,
Singapore 218174.
Phone:+65 6298 5053
Fax: +65 6297 2994