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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Little India
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Address: 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6295 4538

Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian...

Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian architectural style. The gopuram or tower, a common element in South Indian temple architecture, was built at a height so that it can be seen from a distance.

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The temple will certainly catch your eye from a distance. It is visited by locals and tourists. Beautiful. You must take off your shoes before entering.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Views from outside are beautiful, with colorful gods and goddesses! The same is true inside where I saw more statues that Hindus pray to. I slowly and quietly walked around, taking pictures of the statues, observing the priests and people praying. Entrance is FREE. Worth my time, unlike that similar one located in Chinatown!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple will certainly catch your eye from a distance. It is visited by locals and tourists. Beautiful. You must take off your shoes before entering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is centrally located within Little India, along Serangoon road. A beautifully detailed temple that is dedicated to the goddess Kali, who is worshiped by Hindus all throughout India. This is only one of the several attractively decorated temples to visit within the area and since it is a places of worship, shoes must be removed before entry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is nice and interesting. When I was inside, people were praying. There are blankets for people who aren´t dressed properly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were so fortunate to attend the temple when there was a festival - The Milk Festival, celebrating mothers. where milk is prayed over and poured over the statue. The noise level was high with the drums and flutes was invigorating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Don't skip this temple while you are in Little India, it is a really fascinating insight into the way of life of the people who live here. The temple itself is stunningly decorated (be sure to check out the creepy statue of Kali eating the intestines of a human). But the nicest thing here is to see all the countless... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It was very artistic and interesting however there were people praying and in the middle of worship so it felt like one was intruding while they were doing something sacred. The temple is open certain hours. Not a good place to take small kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

You can pass and see it within 5 minutes so small with nice color and decoration free entrance You should remove your shoes before you go and at the exit they will give you vegetarian snack if you want

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the Hindu temple that most impressed us throughout our trip in Malaysia and in Singapore, because we have stumbled in the middle of a crowded religious ceremony. This ceremony (which seems to have repeatedly held each day) consists of public prayers to Kali goddess (the deity to whom the temple is dedicated, and whose frightening statue dominates the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very small temple but has a very detailed design on the outside. Go along if you're in the area but wouldn't go out of your way

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