Sri Kalikambal Kamateswarar Temple of Devi / Shakti in the form of Parvathi No. 92, Pidariyar Koil Street, , George Town, Chennai-600001

The great Tamil poet, Subramanya Bharathiar, when he was working for Swadesha Mithran, used to visit this temple often. He song the famous “Yadumaki Ninrai Kali” song on this deity. The Great Shivaji, the Maratha warrior and the founder of the Hindawi-Swarajya in the 17th century, had worshiped in this temple incognito on 3 October 1667.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
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    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Sri Kalikambal Kamateswarar Temple

Chennai city was once called Chennamman Kuppam in the name of Goddess Chennaman and later changed as Chenna pattinam. The Goddess Kali of the earlier Chennamman Kuppam is today’s Sri Kalikambal. The temple was once located inside the St George fort and later shifted here during the British regime as per the records found. The temple has the sanctity of the two Pancha bootha Sthalams – Kanchipuram and Thiruvannamalai.

At the foot of the Goddess is present the Arthameru installed by Sankaracharya Sri Aadhi Shankarar. Sri Kamadeswarar is present in a separate shrine. Many Sages Sri Vyasar, Sri Parasar, Sri Agasthiar, Sri Ankiresar, Sri Pulasthiar and Varunan and Celestial Gods Indhran, Guberan and Viswaakarma worshipped Sri Kalikambal. It is said that Sri Guberan got all his wealth only after worshipping this Sri Kalikambal here


Chathrabathi Shivaji worshipped Kalikambal in 1677. This is showed seperately in a Big Photo. The Biggest Poet of Tamil Nadu Bharathiar used to worship Sri Kalikambal while working in Suthesamithran magazine and his verse ‘Yathumahi Ninral Kali’ was sung on Sri Kalikambal only 

On every Tuesdays and Fridays at ragu kalam special poojas by lighting in lemon fruit cups is worth mentioning. The vows of the devotees with this light offering is believed to be heard and answered immediately The turmeric paste got from the abishegams of Sri Moolavar is proved useful in treating ailments and best for those who are having no child for years after their marriage 

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