Saturday, July 18, 2015

Keerangudi kudavarasi Amman

Keerangudi kudavarasi Amman

Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander

Keerangudi is a small Village/hamlet in Kollidam Taluk in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Sathiyakudi Panchayath. It is located 72 KM towards North from District head quarters Nagapattinam. 235 KM from State capital Chennai .ON the way from this village KOnnangattu padugai is the Kudavarasi temple . Her devotees believe  that Kudavarasi Amman  is Renuka Devi , wife of saint Jamadagni and mother  of God Parasurama . When Renuka devi was slain by her son   under the orders  of her father   and later given back her life, Renuka it seems sat on the  banks of Kollidam rived and did great penance addressing  Goddess Durga,The Goddess  appeared before her and asked her to stay there  itself proving the greatness  of virtous woman. REnuka devi stayed  there for several eons as Kudavarasi. Amman. Slowly  her temple got destroyed and covered with mud. Over her idol it seems there was an ant hill.  They were not knowing that   a cow l was letting out  all her milk on the ant hill. When they returned their master   got very angry and beat them black and blue. Next day the master  was surprised to see that   all the vessels in his house was full of milk,. The master went to the boys and  begged for their  pardon. Then one of those  looking at them, got the goddess  in him and told, “I am goddess Kudavarasi who has come here.Your cow gave milk only to me and quenched my thirst. Go to the ant hill and see.”  They found the idol of Kudavarasi at the ant hill and consecrated that idol  there it self and started   worshipping her. Since flods in the river was common , they later shifted the temple  nearer to the village. Many people tried to build a temple for her but failed. But later one Ramrutha Sivacharyar who collected money for that   travelling to several villages   succeeded in erecting a small temple.The full moon day (Pournami) of Masi   and Chithrai month is celebrated with great fan fare  in this temple..In the month of asi Goddess Kudavarasi would go round all nearby villages and each village    would worship her in a grand manner. In each village  the Goddess would visit each individual home  and they would offer her a part of the harvested produce from their fields. They believe  that by doing so wealth will flow in to their homes.


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