Thursday, September 26, 2013

Things to do in Little India - Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was my favourite "touristy" thing in Little India. I understand people actively use it as part of their religious practice but they're very welcoming to tourists and it's listed in every single Little India guide, so it gets the touristy stamp. When you arrive you need to take off your shoes and then you can go for a short stroll inside and out taking in all the awesome statues and carvings. This particular temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. When we were there you could also buy a brick to help them build their next temple, which I thought was sweet :)



Kali Goddess in all her fierce glory, on the right of course :)


The outside of the temple is covered in all these carvings which makes it impressive to look at

Ganesha is actually Kali's son from what I can gather :)

He was very encouraging of the posing, he he, I loved it, he had the, super tourist in me hook, line and sinker :)




There are a few other temples in Little India but this is by far the most impressive :)

10 comments:

  1. great pics. Ganesh is my favourite. I had no idea he is Kali's son. poor guy!

    :)

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  2. Gorgeous. I've gone past the temple before but not ventured in like you have. I'll have to next time!

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  3. Yeah I didn't know he was Kali's son either!

    Trishie it's definitely worth a step inside :) Congrats on your beautiful new boy too!!

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  5. So gorgeous in pictures. I can only imagine how impressive it must have been in real life!

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  6. It was small (are we seeing a trend here) but definitely impressive :)

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  7. This looks like such a great vacation :D

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  8. So many beautiful little details, but the aqua-colored roof/ceiling area painting has got to be my favorite thing. Subtle in a way but so lovely!

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  9. wowee!! that temple is amazing with all those figures on it!

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  10. I can definitely recommend a visit :) I too loved that aqua roof!!

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