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Sri Aadhi Moorkamman temple

Moolavar : Aadhi Moorkamman
Urchavar : Aadhi Moorkamman
Amman / Thayar : Aadhi Moorkamman
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Siruvani
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : Perur
City : Perur
District : Coimbatore
State : Tamil Nadu




   Aranmanai Vilakku Vizha ? Palace Lighting festival: The temple was earlier with the Irula community. They used to burn torches and sacrificed swine for the deity. Now it is being celebrated as Aranmanai Vilakku Puja. Panguni Uthiram is the other important festival in the temple when the car festival Perur also takes place. It is said that Mother Aadhi Moorkamman temple existed even before Peur Patteeswaranathar temple came into being. She was also the Kali Madha of the jungle area here. Hence, the car festival of Amman precedes that of the Perur temple, say the elders.

Temple's Speciality:

   All festivals in Perur temple take place after celebrations in Aadhi Moorkamman temple only.

Opening Time:

   The temple is from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Aadhi Moorkamman Temple, Behind Perur Temple, Perur ? 641 010.


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General Information:

   There is no clear history about this temple.??No information is available in Perur Puranam also.??Yet, there is a mention about the temple in a document known as Chozhan Poorva Pattyam along with 36 other temples.??It is located in a calm place free of congestions.??Hence, many choose it for meditation.??It is surrounded by green gardens.??The priest of the temple says that earlier the Wedding Festival was celebrated in this temple only but at present it is conducted in the Parur Patteeswaranathar temple.


   Majority of the people pray here for relief from adverse aspects of Mars and Serpent planets delaying their marriage.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees were offering cattle and cocks in sacrifice to the deity as a prayer commitment. Since this is prohibited by the Hindu Religious and Charities Endowment department, people leave them simply as a contribution to the temple. Such practices are not allowed even during festival times too.

Greatness Of Temple:


Temple History:

   The present land area of the temple was but a forest in days of yore.??Irulas then living here were worshipping a rock considering it their deity.??They decided to give the rock a shape.??Many, it is said, felt that the deity looked ferocious.??They made the idol also with such a look.??Many people still believe something strange moving around the temple, for example wild cats worshipping Amman during nights.??Therefore they conclude that the antiquity of the temple should be older than that of the Perur temple.The Poorva Pattayam document also mentions about the visit of Karikal Cholan to this temple to cleanse himself of a curse on him and bathed in the waters of rivers of this region. As the temple was in the hands of Irulas then, it is said that Mother Aadhi Moorkamman did not allow the entry of the king and told him in his dream that he should sacrifice a human if he wished to enter the temple and this was followed by him. Every village in Tamilnadu has a temple for the Gram Devatha, small in size. There are Shiva and Vishnu temples too. But the first puja is accorded to this deity only before any festival in other temples. Sri Aadhi Moorkamman temple also belongs to this classification. It is difficult for people of other places to reach this temple as it is in a corner place. Any festival to Lord Patteeswarar takes place only after offering pujas to Amman the previous day.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?All festivals in Perur temple take place after celebrations in Aadhi Moorkamman temple only.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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