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
|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
|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|
|23.09.2018 to 30.09.2018||Sri Guruvayurappan Maha Yaagam|
|10.10.2018 to 18.10.2018||Navarathiri Festival|
|19.10.2018||Vijayadasami (Ambu Eithal)|
|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|
|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)|
|04.03.2019||Maha Sivarathri Festival|
|11.03.2019 to 17.03.2019||Sri Navakshari Maha Yaagam Festival|
Additional deities (Each)
|Santhana Kappu Fulll (Each Deity)
|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|
|108 Kalasa Abishegam||$451|
|Margazhi Thiruppalli Ezhuchi Pooja||$51|
|Prayers for New Vehicle||$51|
|Uchikaala / Arthajama Special Pooja||$51|
|30th Day Prayers for a new born child||$51|
|Namakaranam (Child naming ceremony)||$51|
|Annaprasanam (First feed for child)||$51|
|Vidyarambam (Individual prayers)||$51|
|Satya Narayana Pooja||$251|
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.
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.