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Sri Kaliamman temple



Moolavar : Kaliamman
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Andipatti
District : Theni
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Poornima-full moon days are devotionally celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   People of this place follow the practice of seeking the permission of Kaliamman to begin any activity. They will prepare two packs of flowers, one with a white and the other red in colour. It will be placed at the feet of the mother and the priest would return one after pujas. If they get the white, it indicates Her permission. In other places, it is vice versa. On Fridays, the crowd would be huge to seek this permission.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.There will no midday break on Fridays.


Address:

   Sri Kaliamman Temple, Andipatti ? 625 512, Theni district.


Phone:

   91 90429 60299, 92451 91981


General Information:

   Mother graces from the sanctum sanctorum to ensure justice to all. A five hooded snake is above Her head as an umbrella. She has four hands. She is seated with Her right leg bent while the left is pressed on the ground. She holds Udukkai, snake, skull and a trident in Her hands. As Kali is regarded as one to destroy evil and establish justice, festivals to deities in other temple would be celebrated only after pujas here. The mercy of Kali is such that she would pardon those disrespecting Her but not those causing harm to Her devotees.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray to Goddess for good farm yields.??They all seek Mother?s permission through flowers to begin any activity.


Thanks giving:

   People in the place do not undertake any venture without the flower permission from the Goddess. If they get the white flower, it indicates mother?s approval. They have a strong faith in the system. In other temples, red flower is considered mark of approval. This takes place on Fridays.


Greatness Of Temple:

   People in the place do not undertake any venture without the flower permission from the Goddess.??If they get the white flower, it indicates mother?s approval.??They have a strong faith in the system.??In other temples, red flower is considered mark of approval.??This takes place on Fridays.


Temple History:

   Trident in the place and were worshipping it as Kali.??Mother Goddess appeared in the dream of one Peri Naicker and told that Her idol washed by floods was lying under Vaigai sands in Vadamalainaickenpatti.??The idol could be found if he dug 16 feet down.??Following this, people went to the place headed by Peri Naicker, found the idol, built the temple.??They named the Mother Kali.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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