Kalikambal Temple

18 Mar

Kalikambal Temple

The Kalikambal Temple, one of the most popular temples in Chennai, is located in Thambu Chetty Street, Georgetown a prominent financial centre of Chennai, India. This temple is a very old temple and has a lot of historical relevance as well.

The Kalikambal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Kalikambal (Kamakshi) and Kamateswarar. The temple was originally located closer to the sea shore, and was relocated to the current site at 1640 AD . The great Maratha ruler Shivaji had worshipped in this temple during October, 1667. It is believed that a fierce form of Goddess was held in worship earlier and that this form was replaced with the shanta swaroopa form of Kamakshi.

The Chennai Kalikambal temple has a lot of festivals and celebrations. The Bhramotsavam celebrations for ten days in the Vaikasi month are one of the most popular festivals where devotees come in huge numbers.

Talking of the architectural heights that the temple boasts about is the Kinnitter, also referred to as the Sri Chakra Vimamaanam (the kings’ chariot). This is unique to the temple and is marked by a supremely well crafted chariot which is lined with metal cymbals. The temple premises is very well maintained, even after being exposed to so long time and is worth a visit. Devotees can visit the temple all year round.

Darshan Timing : 6.00am to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 8.00pm

Bus Routes:

From Egmore : 15B, 15G, S15B, L15F, L71E, M15FCU, 15BNS

From Central : 15B, 18K, 42, 15G, S15B, 7B, L7F, 11G, X120

From Koyambedu : 15B, S15B, L15F, M15FCU, 15BNS

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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in Chennai - Temples


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