Overview

Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Originally erected at Killiney Road, the temple was relocated two more times before it finally moved to Toa Payoh.

The original temple structure at Killiney Road was in the path of a proposed railway line which was to run from Tank Road to the Causeway in Woodlands. As such, the local municipal railway authorities negotiated with the temple’s trustees and bought over the temple’s land for the purpose of constructing the new railway lines. Trustees of the temple then erected a new structure on vacant land at Orchard Road. Unfortunately, the railway authorities once again acquired land owned by the temple and it had to be relocated for the second time. In 1921, a new piece of land at 21 Somerset Road (just in front of the Telecoms building) was purchased for building the temple. The temple structure at this location was constructed by the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowments Board in 1933. A consecration ceremony was held on 6th December 1933 following its completion.

In September 1970, all 8,854 sq. ft of land at the temple’s Somerset Road location was acquired for development purposes by the government. On 5th September 1982, the temple was relocated to its present location in Toa Payoh. The deities were housed temporarily at the wedding hall which was built before the temple itself. Upon completion of the temple complex, a consecration ceremony was held on 27th March 1986.

Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple holds the honour of introducing Saraswathy Kindergarten – the first Tamil/ English pre school in Singapore. The service proved to be so popular that a full fledged Kindergarten was set up at Kim Keat in 1990.

The main festivals celebrated here are Chithira Pournami Brahmotsavam, Santhanakudam Abishegam, Periyachi Pooja, and Makara Villaku.

For more details and online booking of  Temple services visit Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple  website

Deities

Management Commitee

Advisor Mr N Prushuathamun
Chairman Mr Yoganathan Ammayappan
Vice Chairman Ms Susila Ganesan
Secretary Mr Muthulingam s/o Kamalanathan
Finance Member Mr Praboo s/o K Veerasamy
Members Mr Uthayakumar Ratnam
Mr Sivakumaran Thangavelu
Mr Suppiah Gunasekaran
Mr Ganesan Arasapam
Co-Opted Members Mr Arun Muthiah
Mr Kanna Kannappan
Mr M Kunaseakanan
Ms Padhmavathi R
Mr S Ganesh
Mr S Vikneshwaran
Mr Vinod Kumar

Major Festivals

Date Festivals
14.04.2018 Vilambi New Year
19.04.2018 Brahmothsavam – Sakthi Karagam & Poochorithal
20.04.2016 to 27.04.2018 Brahmothsavam Festival
28.04.2018 Brahmothsavam 9th day – Sri Kaliamman Silver Chariot Procession(pm)
29.04.2018 Brahmothsavam 10th day – Chitra Pournami
30.04.2018 Brahmothsavam – Oonjal Festival
23.05.2018 Sri Angalamman Sakthi Karagan & Poochorithal
24.05.2018 to 28.05.2018 Sri Angalamman Festival
29.05.2018 Sri Durga Sumangali Poojai
03.08.2018 Aadi Perukku (Thali Perukku Poojai)
05.08.2018 Aadi 3rd Sunday – Sri Angalamman Paalkudam
09.08.2018 Sri Kaliamman Santhana Kudam Abishegam
10.08.2018 Aadi 4th Friday – Sri Periyachi Poojai
13.09.2018 Sri Vinayagar Sathurthi Festival
17.09.2018 Pavithra Utsavam
23.09.2018 to 30.09.2018 Sri Guruvayurappan Maha Yaagam
05.10.2018 Guru Peyarchi
10.10.2018 to 18.10.2018 Navarathiri Festival
19.10.2018 Vijayadasami (Ambu Eithal)
06.11.2018 Deepavali Festival
08.11.2018 to 13.11.2018 Sri Arupadai Veedu Special Poojai
08.11.2018 to 13.11.2018 Skantha Sashti Festival
14.11.2018 Skanda Sashti – Sri Subramaniar Deivanai Thirukkalyanam
17.11.2018 Commencement of Swamy Ayyappan Mandala Poojai (Kalasabishegam)
19.11.2018 Sri Guruvayurappan Sukla Ekadasi & Sahasranama Archanai
23.11.2018 Thirukkarthigai Deepam
15.12.2018 Swamy Ayyappan Silver Chariot Procession(pm)
27.12.2018 Swamy Ayyappan 41st Mandalam (Ghee Abishegam)
01.01.2019 English New Year – Sri Kaliamman Ubayam & Irumudi Festival
04.01.2019 Commencement of Swamy Ayyappan Laksharchanai
05.01.2019 Conclusion of Swamy Ayyappan Laksharchanai,Poornabishegam(am)
12.01.2019 to 14.01.2019 Makara Vilakku Festival
15.01.2019 Thai Pongal (Makara Sankaranthi)
13.02.2019 Raagu,Kethu Peyarchi
04.03.2019 Maha Sivarathri Festival
11.03.2019 to 17.03.2019 Sri Navakshari Maha Yaagam Festival
02.04.2019 Varushabishegam

Services

Services Price
Special Abishegam/Pooja
Additional deities (Each)
$121
$51
Santhana Kappu Fulll (Each Deity)
Face Only
$101
$51
Homam (Each Deity) (2 kinds of Prasadam provided) $251
Sathru Samhara Trisathi Pooja for Sri Murugan $201
Navagraha Homam (9 kinds of Prasadam provided) $351
Rudra Abishegam $351
Sangu Abishegam $351
Ayushya Homam $301
Mrithyunjaya Homam $301
Sudharsana Homam $301
108 Kalasa Abishegam $451
Shanmuga Archanai $301
Mudikayiru $2
Margazhi Thiruppalli Ezhuchi Pooja $51
Prayers for New Vehicle $51
Uchikaala / Arthajama Special Pooja $51
30th Day Prayers for a new born child $51
Kulanthai Thatham $51
Namakaranam (Child naming ceremony) $51
Annaprasanam (First feed for child) $51
Vidyarambam (Individual prayers) $51
Hiranya Sirartham $51
Satya Narayana Pooja $251
Sahasranama Archanai $31
Thulaparam(Fee) $31
Padayal Pooja $251

Etiquette

What to wear when visiting a Hindu Temple?

The basic dress code when visiting a Hindu Temple is: shoulders must be covered (easily done with a scarf or a shawl) and trousers or skirts must cover at least knees.

It is best to avoid anything too tight, too short and too revealing. Generally it is better to wear too much rather than too little when visiting a temple.

For those who are not appropriately dressed, temples do provide shawls, cover-ups and wraps.

Footwear should be removed outside the temple. Most temples will have a space designated for footwear to be left safely.

Socks are fine, visitors can keep wearing them unless the temple floor is made of marble or any other slippery stone and it may be best to remove socks too.

Temple Manners

Please do not enter the shrines or sanctums. Do not sit with feet pointing toward the Deities, the priests or another person. Hugging and other demonstrations of affection between adults are not appropriate. Do refrain from talking loudly. Please treat the priests with respect.

Smoking and consumption of alcohol are prohibited in the temple and temple grounds.

Contact Us

2001 Toa Payoh Lor 8, Singapore 319259
6259 5238
6258 7677
svkt@heb.org.sg