Kuzhumani Ooradachi Amman
Kuzhumani is a small village 10 km from Trichy town of Tamil Nadu. This village got its name because One villager got a Shiva Linga while ploughing his land .Kozhu munai , is the “Corner of the plough. There are several village goddesses situated in this village,. The Vallam Thangi Amman, who is believed to prevent floods from the Uyyakondan river which flows near the villge, Kulanthalai Amman who is suppost to help people of this village by making it cool, and another Amman called Kollachi Amman. But the most important Goddess of the village is the Ooradachi Amman, who is believed to guard this village from evil spirits cand evil men. People of the village believe that , the head of the Goddess is hot like a flame of fire. The Goddess faces the northern direction. In the temple for her , there are also Kanni moola Ganapathi, Rajali Karuppu, Madurai Veeran, Bommi, Kathavarayan Karuppu Chami and Panayadi Karuppu ,People believe that Panayadi Karuppu is the assistant of OOradachi Amman who is deputed by her whenever injustice lifts its head in the village.,He is supposed to be the special God of the merchants of the village.They believe that by worshipping him, their business becomes prosperous.People believe that Panayadi Karuppu travels at night on his white horse every night. People also report hearing the sound of hoofs of his horses at night..
Ooradachi Amman is the Kula deivam (clan goddess) of hundreds of the families belonging to this village. Daily they come and prepare POngal and offer to her. There is a special worship for this Goddess during the new moon and the full moon days.. Ladies without children visit this temple on six consecutive full moon days and are suppose to become pregnant. On the third month of pregnancy they come offer bangles to the Goddess and distribute Prasada to the devotees , to show their gratefulness.
A few months back Kumbabhishekam of this temple was performed after several hundred years, The temple is open from 6AM to Noon and 5 PM to 7 PM.. There are town buses from Trichy to reach this village .