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Singapore Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple

Address

Singapore Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple

100 Depot Rd, Bukit Merah,

Singapore 109670

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Sri Ruthra Kaliamman

Introduction

Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple is a temple for the goddess Kali who is the presiding deity, along Depot Road, in Bukit MerahSingapore. The other deities in the temple include Sri Vinayagar, Sri Subramaniar, Sri Muneeswaran, Navagrahas, Sri Kaleeswarar, Sri Mangalambigai, Sri Dhakshinamoorthy, Sri Sandigeswarar and Sri Nandeeswarar.

Puranic Significance 

Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple was originally a small shrine, housed in a wooden building, situated at the Alexandra Brickworks grounds at Pasir Panjang Road (present location of Port of Singapore Authority, PSA building) and catered to the working at Brickworks and those who lived in the surrounding areas.

Mr. Lakshmana Nadar, an employee at Brickworks, is believed to have been responsible for building this shrine in 1913. In 1923, through the assistance of the Borneo Company, whose subsidiary was the Alexandra Brickworks, the wooden structure was replaced by a brick building to give it the form of a simple temple.

         Then followed the Asthabandana Maha Kumbabishegam on 11 February 1968 for the installation of new granite statue of Sri Ruthra Kaliamman to replace the non granite (suthai) statue of the Deity. On 23 October 1969, the Prathishtai (Supplementary Consecration Ceremony) was conducted to install the granite statues of Sri Vinayagar and Sri Subramaniar to replace framed pictures of these Deities. The late Mr. K. Raman Nair, an employee of Pasir Panjang Power Station, and a staunch supporter of the Temple – ordered the three statues from India and donated them to the Temple.

Century/Period

1913

Nearest Bus Station

Depot Road

Nearest Railway Station

Bukit Merah

Nearest Airport

Singapore

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