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Sri Gowmari Amman temple

Moolavar : Gowmari Amman
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kambam
District : Theni
State : Tamil Nadu




   Almost there is a festival in the temple each month. Special pujas are dedicated daily to Mother Gowmari Amman and Lord Kanneeswarar. Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September; Deepavali in October-November; Karthikai deepam in November-December; Margazhi Danur puja in December-January and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple. But the great and important festival is the Chithirai vizha in April-May. Devotees from many places gather here for all the festivals.

Temple's Speciality:

   Mother Gowmari Amman is a swayambumurthi.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Arulmigu Gowmari Amman Thirukoil, Veerapandi-6250534, Theni District



General Information:

   King Veera Pandian built this temple for Lord Kanneeswarar and Mother Gowmari Amman as a token of his gratitude after getting back his vision in both eyes.?


   Devotees pray here for vision problems and cure from small pox.? It is the staunch faith of the people here and elsewhere in the state, that solutions to their problems? are available to them from Mother Gowmari Amman who grants all their wish as child boon, health etc.? People bathe in the Mullai River and chant the Shiva Mantra ? Na Ma Shi Va Ya Namah and pray to Lord Kanneeswarar who will rush to their rescue to protect them from any crisis.?

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to the Goddess with vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Gowmari is law for the people of this region.? Mother Parvathi was on penance in this place.? At the same time, ruler of Madurai Veera Pandian lost his vision in both eyes.? He fell at the feet of Lord Shiva for remedy.? Lord advised him to go and worship Mother Parvathi as Gowmari who was then on penance on the banks of River Vaigai in this place.? The king followed the advice with all devotion and got back the vision of one eye.? He prayed to Lord Kanneeswarar and gained the vision of the other eye too.? Only the water in the well of the temple is used for the abishek of Lord which is also offered as theertha to devotees.?

Temple History:

   A demon then here was a terror to people, Devas and the sages in the Vaigai Vanam.?Mother Parasakthi made a Linga here naming Him as Kanneeswara and worshipping him.??The demon attempted to abduct Mother Parvathi.??Angry Mother took just a blade of grass and threw it on the demon.??The demon split into pieces and died.??The Devas ? those living in the celestial world began worshipping Parvathi as a virgin deity naming Her as Gowmari Amman.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Mother Gowmari Amman is a swayambumurthi.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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