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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore, Singapore

 
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Distance from city center: 1.5mi
andra88's pictureby andra88 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 2nd of October, 2010
There are loads of temples in Singapore, for every religion practiced in the city. But when it comes to Hindu temples, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is definitely the most impressive of them all. This temple was built in the 1880's by laborers come from Bengal, a region where the fierce goddess Kali has got a large group of followers. They built the temple in her honor.

Interestingly enough, the style of the temple does not look like what you can see in Bengal, and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is built in the specific style of Tamil Nadu temples. The interior is full of rather gruesome depictions of Kali with her garlard of skulls and murdering people and demons alike.

Address:
Singapore 218042

Price:
Free

On the web:
http://www.sriveeramakaliamman.com/

 
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