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Kalikambal Temple

Thambu Chetty Street | George Town, Chennai (Madras), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is one of the oldest temple in Chennai you must visit during your stay. Situated in the oldest part of town (George Town) Mother Kali is in smiling form and not in the Angry form.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Kalikambal Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kalikambal and Lord Kamateswarar. The temple is located at Thambu Chetty Street, Chennai a prominent business area. It was built in 1678. It is learnt that Shivaji, the Maratha warrior in the 17th century, had worshiped in this temple. Tuesdays and Fridays are very much crowded. Kalikambal is a... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very old temple which Chatrapathi Shivaji is said to have visited. It is that ancient !! The premises are clean and well maintained. A famous Rajinikanth song "Sakthi kodu" from the movie "Baba" was shot in this temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Situated in North Madras most busiest street, this temple is very good place to visit. Having been born and brought up in Chennai, i realized this temple very late and did not miss an opportunity to visit... THe location is a part of one way in Thambu chetty street. Fortunately i got a parking on the same street. But general... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of the oldest temples of Chennai. This goddess was worshiped by Chatrapathi Shivaji of Maharashrtra. Very powerful Kalikambal.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

one of the powerpacked godess, this temple is typical of any popular temples in india, crowded, unorganised.. but if you follow some tactics, you can have a peaceful darshan. best is to go on a non special day. normally tuesdays,fridays are crowded. week ends crowded. and festival days crowded! if you happen to visit ona crowded day and want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Situated in middle of very busy location, its cool n calm. Once Veer Shivaaji visited this temple to seek blessings of Matha Sri Kaalikaambaal.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The temple is located in the interrior of the Parrys corner area of Chennaii city. Small temple but with heritage value. Local people say that the marath warrior Shivaji worshipped here once. Visiting on fridays will be ideal

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Oldest and very powerful temple .The temple is just 10 mins walk from beach station. full moon days and fridays are crowded and special poojas are done on those days.Its belived that the turmeric paste used during pooja on sri moolavar cures ailments.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Vowed to return to this temple when visited in 2008. Brought my son to fulfil the vow by offering ponggal and providing annathanam during lunch. Built in 1647, the temple doesn't charge for any archanai and gives all devotees to sit and pray to the ambal peacefully. Helpful staff.

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