Saturday, March 19, 2016

Panamkudi Mariamman temple

Panamkudi  Mariamman temple

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    This is   a 300 year old temple  situated in annilam Taluq and is the village  Goddess  for  the four villages  of Panamgudi  , Mangulam  , Keezha panamgudi and Mela  vassal. After  a  big tinned shed , there  is big hall  followed by a small hall . On both sides of the  temple   the guardian gods Kathavarayan and Mahamayi   made  of wood   stand. On the right side of Kathavarayan   is Aariya mala and on   the left is Karuppaxhagi.  There are also separate temples for  Thottikatti chinnan and pechayi  . The  Mariyamman of the temple has a  fierce look   with round eyes   and protruding teeth. Devotees    believe that she has   taken this form to prevent  black magic from entering there
   In the month of Aadi(July –august)   there  is a  festival   in this temple. The goddess crosses  the river on a tueday and stays in the other shore   for two days, Next day  she goes in to the  villages of  Melavasal, AAndipanthal  , Mangulam  and Keezha panangudi . Similar procession  of the goddess  takes place  during the  pongal festival also.  On Shivarathri day   there is a practice of fire pot  accompanying the Goddess    to her four villages. There is a huge crowd in this temple on  Tuesdays and Fridays.
    This village is 40 km away from Nannilam in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu and is on the banks of Mudikondan   river. The temple  is open from 9 Am to 12 noon  and 5 Pm to 8 Pm.

1 comment:

  1. Could you please shed more lights on kathavarayan - aryamala love and present day relevance. Further reference of Rayan as medicinal plant in kuran. Moreover, will you be interested to look into Sumerian lexicals and Tamil roots!