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Sri Sengazhuneer Amman temple

Moolavar : Sengazhuneer Amman
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Veerampattinam
District : Pondicherry
State : Pondicherry




   Veerampattinam wears a festive grandeur look from the first Aadi Friday in July-August successively for six Fridays. The car festival takes place on the fifth Friday.

Temple's Speciality:

   The idol of Ambica is made of Devadharu wood.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Sengazhuneer Amman Temple, Veerampattinam, Puducherry district.


   91-413-260 0052

General Information:

   Veerampattinam, is situated on the sea shore south of Puducherry from where Sengazhuneer Amman is blessing devotees.


   Merciful Sengazhuneer Amman responds to every prayer of the devotees, those with impaired vision in particular.??People also pray for wedding and child boons.??They bathe in the sea, offer abishek and archanas to Mother for desired results.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer vastras to Mother and contribute for temple renovation.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The car festival of the temple is inaugurated by the Governor of the?Union?Territory?of Puducherry even today.??He is the first to hold the rope of the Rath.??Ambica was the deity of the fishermen community once.??Then an idol was made of Devadharu wood.?Today, many families in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu worship Sengazhuneer Amman as their family deity.

Temple History:

   About 450 years ago, a pious fisherman Veera Raghavan set out for fishing with his net and spread it on the Sengazhuneer canal.??He was sad that he had no catch till sunset.??He made a final attempt and found the net heavy.??He thought he had a big catch but was disappointed to see it was but a log.??He took it home and placed it in the back yard of his house.??One day, his wife tried to cut it to pieces for firewood.?The log was heavy to break but it began to bleed from spot where the axe fell on it.?Shocked, she informed the matter to her husband and people of the village.Veera Raghavan took the log into house and performed pujas with sandal, kumkum etc. His life became bright and prosperous from that day. Mother Ambica appeared in the dream of Veera Raghavan and told him that she was the divine Renuka with the powers of Mother Shakti. The log in his house was the indication of Her arrival. Mother said that the log should be used as the peeta and install Her idol and continue the worship. She also said that there was a place where a Siddha lived thousands of years ago where the temple should be built. She also directed the fisherman to name Her Sengazhumneer Amman. Veera Raghavan informed the villagers of his dream. All set out to find the place indicated by Amman. They found an anthill from where a serpent came out, beat the ground thrice with its hood, thus showing them the place where they had to install the deity. The wood in the fisherman?s house was brought for setting the peeta. They made a burst idol of Ambica, installed it for regular worship. They named Her Sengazhuneer Amman.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The idol of Ambica is made of Devadharu wood.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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