Saturday, May 18, 2019

Kanaka (kaanaka) Nachiar temple

Kanaka  (kaanaka)  Nachiar  temple

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   Once upon a time in  Vellore  , the area  starting from   the northern part  of  Andhara Pradesh to the  Sholingur , where   a river named Deva river(ponnai river)   flows became very dry without any rain..All the fields and forest had a burnt look,Then the people of that area  prayed their goddess Kanaka  Nachiar .That night the goddess  took the form of a young woman, and sitting on the river shore, she saw the river and sky. Torrential   rain started and there  was a huge flood in the river.The people got scared.At that time the Goddess  sat on a leaf floating  on the river and  lead the river..In the middle there was a rock preventing the water flow. She  melted the rock and created a  huge hole there  and divided the river in to three  branches anlead the river and made it join the Pampai river at Kanchipuram..
   When she was returning one  Rakshasa  started  following her with a view to trouble her.She took him to a top of a hill and made a  hole on its top  and buried  him there. Unfortunately the goddess  also started  getting drowned  and her steed pulled her up  and what we see is only her face.This temple is in Andhra  border(in Chithur district)  and is called Kangunth.Some people do call her as Kaanaka  (forest) nachiar.
      Through out the year  pilgrims visit this temple,On tuedays and Fridays and on full moon and no moon  days, Very large number of people do come .The eighteenth day of aadi month is celebrated   as a  great festival..On that day people worship Pithrus at this temple,Devotees believe that  if they pray the Goddess for Children, they would be definitely  blessed.
   The goddess  gives what  is asked by devotees   within 18 days.and so the crowd  keeps on increasing.This temple is the border of Tamil Nadu  vellore and Andhra Kuppam,. The tedmple  is on the banks  of Palar river in Perumpallam villge. Buses are available from Vaniambadi and Thiruppathur(  near Jolarpet Junction.)
  The temple is open from 6 am to 12 noon  and 3 pm to 7 PM,The phone number  of the temple is  094430 19295

Rasipuram Nithya Sumangali Mariamman

Rasipuram Nithya Sumangali  Mariamman

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    This temple is about 500   years old and is situated   in Rasipuram  ,Near  Namakkal  of Tamil nadu .It seems  that once some people were  digging a field and blood came out and then the found out  the statue  of the Goddess in the form of a linga. Goddess  entered in to one person there  and he told thm to build a  temple for her in the village.This temple is situated  between four hils viz  Kolli malai  , alavai malai  , natha malai   and Bodha malai.
     In this temple  before the Goddess   a wooden post with three  branches representing her husband  (Kambam)  is planted  .Since the goddess   is always able to se her husband , she is called as  Nithya Sumangali..Women believe that offering worship to this Amman would also keep them as Nithya  Sumangalis.Cooked rice is the normal offering  of this temple.
   Women seeking children  do a strange  pooja in this temple.During Aipasi month, they come and remove the old kambam and plant new Kambam immediately.They take the old Kambam do pooja to it, offer curd rice to it and eat that curd rice.It seems this pooja assures them child birth .People also worship the Amman if they  have  vision problems.There is an annual festival in this temple  in the month of Aipasi
  The temple is open  between 6 am to 12 PM and 4.30 pm to 9.30 Pm.The phone number of the temple  is 04287-220411.The temple is on the road from Namakkal-Rasipuram  ,Nearest railway station is Salem.  This is a  Tamil video   about the temple

Yelur Sumangali mariyamman temple

Yelur Sumangali  mariyamman temple

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    Yelur  is a very small village  near Sathyamangalam of Erode.  Once upon a time, it seems these  villagers would do penance   and go  To Pazhani  on Vaikasi (may-june)  Visagam day .Once in the midway  at night they took rest  on a dilapidated building.Due to being tired, they all  slept.Then one of them heard  a  humming sound of suffering from one  room of the Building.One of them, with a lamp went and saw there and found a statue  of  Mariyamma there.When without doing anything he became and slept, that  Goddess  came his dream and requested him to  take her to their village   and build a temple for her, so that she can look after  all of them .Next day when he told  the others, They all  took the statue   and consecrated her in a thatched  roof in their village and decided to call  her “sumangali  Mariyamman” .Since she used  to help all of them who pray her, they eventually  built a  pucca temple  in the village for her,
     They also searched  and planted  27 trees inside the temple, each tree  denoting a birth star.,There are also 9 trees which are  meant to 9 planetsAs soon as   you enter the temple there is a temple for “SElva  vinayagar( ganesa for wealth)”.People believe that by offering him a garland made of Groundnut and cashew nut, he   would take care  of all their problems. Opposite the   sanctum of the goddess  there is a statue of lion , on which she rides..Once when a person of the village  was involved in an accident   and was in a critical condition, his offered to offer  her Goilden Mangalya(Thali)   to the goddess  .He returned back healthy.  And so   all women pray in this temple for long life span of their   husbands.,
   They also pray for education of their children, improvement of business, to get rid of worroies etc and the Goddess  is believed to help them without fail.
   Like hand, feet also have lines.People believe if they   do step by step  Pradakshina of the goddess  with their  Feet lines getting marked  in the ground,  they can  get rid of any great difficulty .On Tuesdays, and Fridays they do abhishekam to the goddess. Those people whose problems are solved also  Feed the devotees(anna Dhanam)   on these days.Devotees also go round the tree   for their birth stars  and do pooja.
  Yelur is 8 km from sathyamangalam town of Erode  district. The temple is open from  7.30 am to 12,30 pm and   5 to 7.30 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Alphabetical index of Village gods of Tamil Nadu

Village gods index  

1.       Aachi Kizhavi of Usilampatti
2.       Adaikkalam Kathar of Gopala samudram
3.       Agaram Serathamman of the herb garden
5.       Akasa Mariamman  of Thirunarayur
6.       Alamaathi  Pidari  Eachathamman   temple
7.       Ambagarathur Bhadra Kali amman temple
8.       Anai Malai Masani Amman temple
9.       Angala Parameshwari of Yenadhi chenkottai
13.   Bhadra kali and Murasappan of Velliyampathi
28.   Idamalai Mahalinga Maya Karuppu of Vatthalakundu
29.   Inampuliyur Sabari  vara  Mariamman temple
30.   Irulappan-Pathala Pechi of Srivilliputhur
47.   Kokkuvetti Karuppannachami of Thiruengoimalai
55.   Kottakudi  -Kurangani  Kombu thooki Ayyanar
56.   Kuisai  Mutharamman   temple  of Kulasekara  Pattinam
66.   Mandu Karuppu-Mandu Karuppi of Jeyamangalam
67.   Mangala devi (kannagi ) temple at Vannathi parai
68.   Manjaneeswarar Ayyanar appan of Keezhputhupattu
79.   Muthu pillai Palayam Naga Muthu Mariyamman
83.   Nallampatti  Kunjai  Kannadachi Amman temple
88.   Oor Kattu Chudalai Madan of Uppanimuthur
92.   Pachai nachiyamman temple of Trichinapally
97.   Pattalamman, Chandana Karuppu and Dombarai amman
100.                        Periyasami Ayyanar of Chokkampatti(Kadayanallur)
101.                        Pirandi Ayyanar of Chelliyampatti
102.                        Por panai kottai Muneeswarar
103.                        Poruloor Nalla Mangai Amman
104.                        Poy cholla meyyar Bhadra kali of Moolangudi
105.                        Poyyalamman of Okkur
106.                        Putheri Ant hill temple
107.                        Rasipuram  Nithya  Sumangali  Mariamman
108.                        Salem Pootu Chami or Alankottai muniyappa temple.
109.                        Samana Malai Ayyanar and Karuppana chami of Keezh kuil kudi
110.                        Samana malai Ayyanar Karuppannachami of Nagamalai
111.                        Semapudur  village with several village gods
112.                        Singapatti Ayyanar Kovil
113.                        Siravetti ayyanar of Melayur
114.                        Sudalai Madan of Seevalapperi
115.                        Thakaraveli Mariamman Temple
116.                        Thambi kalai Ayyan
117.                        Thavasi Aandi of Melaurappanur
118.                        Theepayntha Nachiyar of Bhoothangudi
119.                        Thenachi Amman Temple
120.                        Thimmarayan  Samuthiram  Suyambu  Nagamani devi
121.                        Thiruvanai Kaval Margamudaya Ayyanar
122.                        Thiruvettazhaigaya Ayyanar of Peyadi kottai
123.                        THoppampatti  Soolathammman koil
124.                        Thottichi Amman of Periya Poolankulam
125.                        Thuravu Mel Azhagar of Chaluppai
126.                        Thurayur Angala Parameswari temple
127.                        Vagurani Palla Karuppu
128.                        Vaikunda moorthi of Sundara pandiyam
129.                        Valladi Karar of Ambalakkaran Patti
130.                        Vana Bhadrakali of Thekkepatti
131.                        Vandambalai  Mahasakthi Mariamman temple
132.                        Vazhu muneeswarar-Kathai temple   of Karukunni
133.                        Veera Bhayangaram Ayyanar
134.                        Veeramkali temple  of Perambur
135.                        Velappar of Mavuthu
136.                        Velipettai   Angalamman   temple
137.                        Vendimuthu Karuppu of v. Kallapatti
138.                        Veppilai Kari of Mangudi
139.                        Vettudayar Kali of Ariyakurichi
140.                        Yelur  Sumangali  Mariyamman temple