Abodes of Ganesha
Abodes of Shakti
Abodes of Shiva
Abodes of Skanda Abodes of Surya
Abodes of Vishnu
Templenet Archives

Templenet Encyclopedia
Travel and Tourism
Festivals and Fairs
Beliefs and Legends
Glossary of Terms
About Templenet

tn.jpg (19837 bytes)
The Ultimate Source of Information on Indian Temples

Temples of Tamilnadu
Temples of Kerala
Temples of Karnataka
Temples of Andhra

Temples of Orissa
Temples of Central India
Temples of Maharashtra
Temples of Western India
Temples of the Himalayas
Temples of the Gangetic Plains
Temples of North Eastern India
Temples of Bengal

Feedback & Information:

K. Kannikeswaran
All Rights Reserved
No part of this website may be reproduced or used in any form without permission.
Tradition Meets

tn.jpg (19837 bytes)
Kalikambal Temple at Chennai
Temples of Tamilnadu

Temple of the Month - March - April 2000

Of the numerous temples that line the southern meteropolis of Chennai, the Kalikambal temple in the heart of old Madras, in George Town stands out for its historic significance and its tradition of festivals, and it attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year. This temple has been visited by the great Maratha ruler Shivaji, and its visibility has grown steadily in the last two decades.


Kalikambal Temple in Northern Chennai - About the Temple history and religious significance kalpill.jpg (84592 bytes) Kalikambal Temple - Deities: The presiding deities here are Kalikambal (Kamakshi) and Kamateswarar.
Festivals celebrated at the Kalikambal Temple - Chennai: The Kalikambal temple has a rich tradition of festivals celebrated throughout the year. The ten day Bhramotsavam in the month of Vaikasi. The Bhramotsavam begins with a traditional flag hoisting and concludes on Vaikasi Vishakam (May - June). Kalikambal - Bhramotsavam (contd). The Bhramotsavam celebration involves the procession of deities on brightly decorated mounts.
Kalikambal Temple in Northern Chennai: Spotlight on Kinnitter, a one of a kind chariot lined with cymbals, unique to this temple. kalgopdet.jpg (88977 bytes) Kalikambal Temple in Northern Chennai: The Natarajar shrine is a scene of festivity twice a year, once during Arudra Darisanam and once during the annual Bhramotsavam.