The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Singapore. It was built by the first and second generation Indian Singaporeans who had settled around the Little India.In 1908 the laborers took over the management of the temple, constructed the main hall and shrine, installed statues of all the major Hindu deities and imported the statue of Kali from India. When war broke out in Singapore in 1942, the temple served as a refuge as well as a place of worship. Devotees believing in Kalis protection, sought shelter within temple walls from the bombs that rained outside. Perhaps they were right for miraculously, the temple and all its stautes emerged from the war unscathed. The old Temple was torn down in 1983 and re-constructed with a Rajagopuram (Front Tower) together with the Vimanams for all the major deities. The Annexe building was also put up at the rear of the temple. The new temple was consecrated on 8th February 1987
The Temple stands as a distinctive landmark for Little India. The temple serves the religious and social need of Hindus all over singapore. Due to the concept of “ Little India” most shoppers coming to the area make it a point to visit the temple. A unique feature of the temple is the abundance of free food for devotees.
In the year 1999 the temple was renovated and consecrated on 9th April 2000. The doorways to the sanctum of Sri Vinayagar, Sri Balasubramaniyar and Sri Veeramakaliamman have been fully covered with Silver. This gave a very unique look to the temple.
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