Kuisai Mutharamman temple of Kulashekarapattinam
Kulashekara pattinam is located near THiruchendhur of Tamil Nadu , and is 55 km from THoothukudi. It seems there was a Swyambhu idol of Lord Shiva in the village and the Goddess appeared in the dream of a worker (king Kulashekara?) and requested him to get her an idol of her made through the priest who was coming from Kulisai and she also appeared in the dream of the priest and instructed him , how she wants her idol made. The idol was installed along with the Swayambu Shiva Linga (jnanamoortheswarar) facing north. But though it is a Shiva temple maximum importance is given to Goddess Mutharamman only .Navarathri is celebrated in a great manner in this temple.People believe inaugurating any venture during the festival with the blessings of the Goddess would lead it to great success .Lakhs of People assemble in the temple for attending the festival,. Some people dress up like kali after observing very strict penance for 41 days during Navarathri and worship the Goddess . They also can dress up like any other Gods they wish depending on what for they are praying . Rahu dosham is removed by dressing as Durgai , financial status improves if they dress up as Viswakarmeshwarar , Wealth accumulates if they dress up like Parvathi, Long life if they dress up as Muruga , sickness cured if they dress up like Krishna , Get power if they dress up as Mahishasura mardini , Get salvation by dressing up as Nataraja and Education improves if they dress up as Goddess Saraswathi. Apart from this an Adi Kodai festival for three days and the Chithirai festival is also celebrated.
The temple is open from 6.30 Am to 1 Pm and 4 PM to 9 PM. On ordinary days and 5 AM to 9 PM on festival days.