All our roots go back to India – feel the echo of centuries: visiting a Hindu-temple dedicated to goddess Kali in Singapore October 2018. Giving life and taking it, ancient goddess Kali can give us an understanding of the ambivalent power of mother earth.
Enter the majestic door…
Veerama Kali Amman Temple started as a shrine 1855, a first temple was built 1881 by Bengali community members.
A devotee contacting goddess Kali.
The flame is an important part of Hindu ceremonies. Agni, god of fire, is one of the oldest gods in India besides Indra, long time before belief of trimurti (Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma ) came up.
Kali is an incarnation of the wife of Shiva.
Her sons are Ganesha and Murugan. In Tamil Hindu community, Murugan (also known as Kartikeya) is very important. I visited Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur dedicated to Murugan, where devotees fall in trance, see my reportage on Maptia here.
Below: goddess Saraswati is the wife of Brahma.
accessories like the drum and cobra snake helps to identify the wife of Shiva.
This shrine might be dedicated to Hanoman.
Kali and her dark powers:
Where to find
Veeramakaliamman temple is located right in the middle of Little India at the main road Serangoon Road 144