Saturday, July 18, 2015

Musiri Azhagu nachiyamman temple

Musiri Azhagu nachiyamman temple

Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander


    This is a temple that is situated   in the banks of  Cauvery  in the Musiri town of Trichy district.. It is believed that about one thousand years  ago when the river Cauvery  was in flood, two people who were taking bath in the river notice  a Palmyra leaf box floating in the river. Thinking that  it may  be a treasure or a child, they swam  in the river and with lot of difficulty saved the box and brought it to the shore. To their surprise they found idol of a Goddess . The village people   consecrated the Goddess  on the shores of the river and erected a thatched  leaf shed over her. Over time that hut was replaced by a pretty temple   and the Goddess who was called as Azhagu Nachiamman  became very famous and goddess of several thousand clans   of the village. Just outside the sanctum there is a statue of a  white horse and its  rider, The people believe that   the souls of their ancestors lay buried under the feet of that horse. If any one of their family dies , they bring a handful of the  mud   with boneir bones and bury it under  the feet of the horse, In the sanctum  there are seven virgins  Kaumari, Maheswari , Varahi, Azhagi Nachiyar, Indrani , Vaishnavi and Brahmi  .ON all the days of Margazhy month, Navarathri , on all Fridays of Aadi month special worship to the  goddess  takes place, Devotees believe that  by worshipping her ladies get  married quickly .The temple is open from 6Am to 8,30 Am   and 1 pm to 6.30 PM  .

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