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Sri Kanniga Parameswari Temple Puducherry Address: Kamatchi Amman Kovil Street, Corner, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

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Sri Kanniga Parameswari Temple Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am – 10:30 am
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Puducherry, the tropical Catholic town of India, has a diverse cultural heritage with exquisite shrines belonging to different religions and cultural beliefs. Besides the gorgeous churches that glorify the city, several temples paint the city sky with their exuberant colors and magnificent architecture.

Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple is a revered temple that marks the perfect blend of French and Indian architecture. The temple is devoted to Goddess Shakti, who represents power in Hindu mythology.

About Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

A beautiful masterpiece of Puducherry, Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple dictates a perfect blend of French and Deccan architecture. The local community of the Chettiars take care of the temple and are an ardent believer of Goddess Kali. It is one of the holiest places to visit in Puducherry and looks gorgeous when lit up at night.

The temple's main deity is Goddess Shakti, also revered as Goddess Kali. It also has an imposing idol of Lord Ganesha.

The temple sees a heavy footfall of devotees every Friday to pay their obeisance in the form of a special prayer to the Goddess. The month of August and the festive days of Navratri, Pongal, and Deepavali witnesses a crowd of visitors and devotees coming to pay their respects.

To appease the Goddess and seek her blessings, devotees ardently offer a red saree, vermillion, lemon garland, and turmeric in hopes of a better future.

Architecture of Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

The spacious temple built years ago embodies the French design style and the traditional Tamil architecture. The inner ceiling of the temple shows the beauty of Tamil architecture. It is further supported by granite pillars with gorgeous motifs on them. The inner sanctum also magnifies the uniqueness of Tamil design and paints an alluring picture for all devotees and tourists visiting the temple. Other than this, the entire architecture revolves around the French style.

#Trivia: The temple stands in the middle of a busy street and holds the attention of every passer-by because of its intrinsic exteriors.

The magnificent temple has arched walls and stained glass windows that glorify the Tamil architectural design. Every inch of the temple boasts intricate designs, colorful pillars, and a space that welcomes you with open arms. The walls are further ornamented and beautified by designing them with other heavenly creatures. Every inch of the temple is exquisitely decorated with motifs, murals, and so much more that make it a welcoming site for all tourists and devotees.

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Location of Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

The temple is located in Heritage Town on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Puducherry, close to the bus stand and the railway station.

If you'd like, you can also visit a few other temples around Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple, such as Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Chetty Pillayar Temple.

Entry fee and timings of Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

The temple remains open to devotees throughout the week from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. There is no entry fee to visit the temple.

Best time to visit Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

In Puducherry, the weather is most favorable during the winter season from October till March. So, this time is best suited to visit Kanniga Parameswari temple, like any other tourist spot in Puducherry. But, on the other hand, summers can get humid and sticky, making it extremely difficult to move around and explore the place to its fullest.

How to reach Sri Kanniga Parameswari temple

Puducherry is well-connected to all the major cities and towns of India. While the UT has a small airstrip, a few regular flights fly from Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi. The Chennai Airport is the next closest airport to Puducherry, located around 135 km from the city center.

A few trains are running regularly from Puducherry to other parts of South India. You can also embark on a road trip from any destination in the country and spend some tranquil moments in Puducherry.

The temple's location is such that you can quickly reach it by hiring a cab from top car rental companies in Pondicherry or their local transport from the bus stand or railway station. It is approximately 3 kms and approximately 10 mins away from both places.


The beautifully designed Kanniga Parameswari temple will mesmerize your heart and purify your soul in a single visit. The immense number of religious shrines in Puducherry have left a deep imprint on devotees, and every year, thousands of them visit different temples and churches. This tempting city of Puducherry is famous for its hospitality and excellent local cuisine too.

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