The Kalikambal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shri Kalikambal and Lord Kamadeswarar, located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India’s corner town of Parry. The temple is located on Thambu Chetty Street, parallel to Rajaji Salai, a prominent financial street.
Initially located near the seashore, the temple was moved at 1640 AD to the current site. It was built in 1678 at that time. On October 3, 1667, Shivaji, the Maratha warrior and the 17th-century leader of the Hindawi-Swarajya, had worshiped in this temple incognito. It is believed that earlier a fierce form of Goddess has been kept in worship and that this form has been replaced by the Shanta Swaroopa (calm posture) form of Goddess Kamakshi.you can reach by bus (Broadway) or electric train (enter FORT railway station)
On 3 October 1667, Shivaji Maharaj who was the founder of Hindawi Swarajya founded this Sri Kalikambal Kamateswarar Devasthanam Mandir. It is also believed, Subramanya Bharathiar a very well known Tamil Poet was a regular visitor of this Mandir.
History of Kalikambal Temple
The Temple of Kalikambal is a temple dedicated to two kings, not just one. Shri Kaligambal (Kamakshi) and Lord Kamadeswarar’s idols are worshipped here. With a picturesque location at the corner of the Parry in Old: George Town, this temple with its signature Dravidian architecture is, to say the least, breathtaking.
The temple used to have a different location earlier, much closer to the seaside than it is today, according to tradition. It was in the 16th century that it was moved parallel to a famous financial street called Thambu Chetty Street to its current location on the street. In the 17th century, even the great warrior of Maratha, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, worshipped this shrine.
According to legends, there was a fierce goddess worshipped here, who was later replaced by the Kamakshi Goddess in the form of Shanta Swaroopa or calm posture. Also, visit the city’s popular attractions by following 1 day Chennai road.
Address: No 212, Thambu Chetty Street, Parrys, Chennai 600001, India.
Phone Number: +914425229624 +914425241122
Prayer Time –
SUNDAY- KALAI SANDHI: 6 AM TO 7.30 AM, UCHI KALAM: 12 NOON, SAYARATCHAI: 5.30 PM TO 6 PM, ARTHA JAMAM: 9 PM
MONDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
TUESDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
WEDNESDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
THURSDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
FRIDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
SATURDAY- SAME AS SUNDAY
Kalikambal Temple Timings
|Monday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Tuesday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Wednesday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Thursday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Friday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Saturday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|
|Sunday||Morning 6.00 AM and 7.00 PM|