Located in the heart of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Kaligambal Temple is a Hindu religious attraction spot. It was constructed a few hundred years ago. This shrine was originally close to the sea shore but was relocated to its present location during the British administration in India. This temple houses the idols of Kaligambal (Kamakshi), Parasakthi, the other form of Kali. It took this form to eradicate evil and it is worshiped with fear and Kamateswarar is a host of parivara devatas. An idol of Lord Shiva in the temple courtyard is also present here. This holy place is also believed to have been visited by the great Maratha ruler, Shivaji. A divine tree (pipal) is to the right of the mandapa here and the idol of a divine serpent can also be seen under this tree. During the festive season of Navaratri and the Vasanta Navaratri, special poojas are performed here that makes the place unique and distinct to its visitors. It remains open from 6 AM to 8 PM daily and the entry here is free and open to all.
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