Inampuliyur Sabari vara Mariamman temple
Inamnpuliyur village is near Puliyur near Trichy town of Tamil Nadu. It seems several hundred years back, the cow herds and goat hers of the village noticed that a particular place of the forests was avoided for grazing both by the goats as wll as cows..One day they all joined together and when they searched , they found a statue of Mariyamman lying there. When they informed the villagers about it, they decided to build a temple for that Nariyamman in the spot she was found. Slowly the villages realized the power of the Goddess and a fairly big temple was built in that place. The Goddess is in the sitting pose and is facing the east..She has a very peaceful face and the devotees who go worried there returnrd with great peace in their mind.. On the left of the Mariamman Sannidhi is the temple for Karuppannaswami .Daily only a ghee lamp is showed to the Goddess ,But on the first day of Tamil as well as English montha , Fridays of Aadi month, full moon and new moon days, special pooja and Abhisheka are offered to the Goddess,Sivarathri is celebrated in a grand scale. After the worship on day Chundal made of THattai Payaru is distributed. In the month of Chithirai (april –may) , there is a festival in the temple for three days. On the second day Pongal is offered to the Goddess and Mavilakku (A lamp on rice powder mixture) is observed, In the evening of the second day devoteescarry milk pots, walk over burning fire and so on when the Goddess comes out to see her people. On the third day, she is given bath in turmeric water. Devotees believe that they would get children if they attend the third day celebration,.
The temple trees are Banyan and Peepul tree , both of which are several centuaries old. People desiring children hand baby cradles on the Peepul tree . Next to the temple is a structure called Amma Mandapam . Here the people getting b pox diseases are brought and are given the sacred water from the temple . It seems they get cured very fast..
The temple is open between 6 am to 8 Am and 5 PM to 8 PM. From Chathiram bus stand of Trichy town buses go to Puliyur and from there this temple is about one km away.