Thimmarayan samuthiram Suyambu Nagamani Devi temple
Thimmarayan Samuthiram is on the road from Thiruvanaikkaval temple and Kallanai in the TRichinopoly town. On the road while proceeding from THiruvanaikkaval , on the left side you would be able to see a 12 feet ant hill.This ant hill is the sanctum sanctorum of the temple , which is 400 years old.Nearby there are steps going down and if you get down there is a pretty temple there. It seems initially , only a Karuvela tree near that anthill was worshipped as Nagamma. And over time that ant hill itself became the sanctum sanctorum of the Nagamma idol. This idol has a lady goddess face on the top portion and the bottom is the usual Shivalingam. Once decorated it only looks like the statue of the Goddess. This idol faces north and on both sides there are guardian goddesses, Next to idol of Nagamma in front of the anthill below the Karuvela Maram are the statue of Kali and outside the anthill is the statue of Angala Parameshwari.People say that several serpents live in the anthill and once in a while come out.In the front of the temple , there adols of Kali and Pechiyamman. In the middle there is a Soola and statue of a lion. On the outer Prakara of the temple are Mahalinga Sastha, KOmbareswarar, Kamakshi Amman, Kalinga Narthanar , Seven mothers, Mahalakshmi and Anjaneya.
Angala Parameshwari , Samayapurathu Bhagawathi , Karuppu Chami, Muneeswarar and Madhuraiveeran are inside the compound of the temple and are considered as guardian gods.. There is gooseberry (Nelli) tree in the temple and below it are Bhairava , Sudalai Madan and Sambuga moorthi.. The temple tree is a neem tree and possibly to indicate that the temple is the Temple of three goddesses, It has split in to three branches. The Hastha star and Sashti thidhi in Thai month(January-February) is considered as the founding day of the temple and is celebrated as a festival..The mud from the anthill in the temple is considered to have medicinal properties and the Prasada of the temple , is this mud mixed in water used for anointing the Goddess. Full moon day of every month is also celebrated as a festival . The poojas and anointing of the Gods are done before 8.30 Am and the temple opens to devotees only after that . On Sundays in Rahu Kala the Goddess is anointed with milk. Devotees believe that by participating in the milk Anointing , all doshas would go away , Marriage problems would be solved and Son would be born.
Going round the temple three times and tolling the temple bell three times is supposed to fulfill our wishes,. The temple is open between 8.30 Am to 7 PM..Thimmaraya Samuthiram is situated 4 km away from Thiruvanaikkaval on the Kallanai road.