Kalikambal Temple, Chennai

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Kalikambal Temple, Chennai - Address

Address: kalikambal temple broadway, Mannady, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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The Kalikambal Temple is a temple dedicated to not just one, but two lords. It is here that the idols of Shri Kaligambal (Kamakshi) and Lord Kamadeswarar are worshipped. With an already picturesque location at the Parry's corner in Old: George Town, this temple with its characteristic Dravidian architecture is breath-taking to say the least.

As per history, the temple had a different location earlier, much closer to the seashore than what it is today. It is in the 16th century that it was relocated to its current location on the street parallel to a prominent financial street called the Thambu Chetty Street. Even the great Maratha warrior, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has worshipped this temple back in the 17th century.

As per legends, there was fierce goddess who was worshipped here, who was later replaced by the Goddess Kamakshi in the form of shanta swaroopa or the calm posture. 

How To reach Kalikambal Temple by Public Transport

  • Kall Mandapam bus station
  • Beach Station
  • Mannady Police Quarters Bus Station

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  • Nice historical temple worshipped by Maratha King Chatrapathi Shivaji. The architecture is marvellous. Must visit place for all Hindus.

  • A very famous temple. Fantastic energies. Crowded most of the times.

  • It is an ancient hindu temple visited and worshipped by Chatrapati Sahuji Shivaji Maharaj.But it is too oily and uncleaned ,needed to be cleaned .Atmosphere inside is clumsy.It should be maintained properly.I am happy to here.

  • One of the best divine temple in Chennai...Now they have constructed the Mandapam for cultural activities (Bharathanatiyam)... We used to go temple on Friday evening and giving laddu(ponthi) to devotees...I loved this temple... Something you feel different when you in temple (Divine feelings)

  • Sathrapathi Shivaji worshipped kali kamal in this temple

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