The Little India's main drag is Serangoon Road, which starts at Rochor Canal Rd and continues northward to Serangoon itself, where it ends at Punggol. The action is tightly concentrated a few blocks on either side of the road, and can be easily covered on foot.
As walk down Serangoon Road and neighbouring streets (such as Buffalo Road, Lembu Road, Veerasamy Road, etc) we can explore the mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches. But there is one building that so much attracting for me, that is Sri Veeramakaliamman temple.
This temple dedicated to ‘Veeramakaliamman’ or the goddess Kali , fierce embodiment of Shakti and the god Shiva's wife, Parvati.
Kali has always been popular in Bengal, the birthplace of the labourers who built this temple in 1881.
The architecture of the temple reflects on the South Indian Tamil temples which reflects the background of the builders of the temple who were migrant workers from Bengal.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple located at 141, Serangoon Road is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Built by Indian pioneers who came to work and live here the temple was the first in the serangoon area and became a focus of early Indian Social Cultural activities there. The main altar of the temple bears a black statue of Kali whose arms and legs are loaded with arms. She is framed by her two sons: Ganesh, the god of Wisdom and Kartikeya, God of Victory.
Long story huh?
yeah, but from the history above the conclusion is.. Never forget who you are.
You can far away from your hometown and birthplace, but never forget your culture.
Just like the labourers who built the town.
they built this temple to devotee to the Gods, give their offers, and pray for their ancestors.
I really love these temple ambience. The temple is open for public, so everyone can join the locals for taking picture or join prayers.
Unfortunatelly, i just saw this fantastic temple from outside.
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