• Kali

Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman

Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple has been in presence for a century making it one of the eldest temples in Singapore. Initially raised at Killiney Street, the temple was migrated two progressively times before it was at last moved to Toa Payoh.The definitive temple structure at Killiney Street was in the way of a proposed route line which was to run from Tank Way to the Highway in Forests. Thusly, the nearby civil route powers arranged with the temples trustees and purchased over the temples territory with the end goal of developing the new track lines. Trustees of the temple then raised another structure on empty arrive at Plantation Street. Lamentably, the Track powers at the end of the day gained land possessed by the temple and it must be migrated for the second time. In 1921, another parcel at 21 Somerset Street (simply before the Telecoms building) was obtained for building the temple. The temple structure at this area was developed by the then Mohammedan and Hindu Enrichments Board in 1933. A sancification service was held on sixth December 1933 taking after its finish.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection from evil
  • Salvation
  • Destruction of ego
  • Liberation
Shlokas

Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te

Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.

Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat

Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us

Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey

Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.

Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah

Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.

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