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Sri Angalaparameswari temple

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




   9 day Mayana Kollai festival beginning the next day of Shivarthri is celebrated in the temple

Temple's Speciality:

   The presiding deity graces the devotees in the name of Periyanayaki in a lying (Sayana) form. The length is 8.75 feet.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Angalaparameswari Temple, Thurayur, Tiruchi district.



General Information:

   There are shrines in the corridor for Balasubramaniaswami, Madurai Veeran with his wife, Akoraveerabadra, Pavadairayan, Mahishasuramardhini, Rahukala Durga besides calm looking deities as Aarupadai Muruga, Dakshinamurthy in another hall (mandap).


   Majority of the devotees visiting the temple are women seeking child boon. Pregnant women have the faith that the delivery of the child would be normal even if they pray to the Goddess sitting in their home and places.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer abishek and cloths (vastras) to the Goddess as prayer commitment.

Greatness Of Temple:

   To see Goddess in a lying form (Sayana) is very rare in Shakti temples. Quite a few are there. Koniamman in Coimbatore and Vandi Maricha Amman in Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli district are in this form. Goddess Periyanayaki in Thurayur also graces in this form. The length of the idol is 8.75 feet.Goddess Pechi appears in this shrine with a child on Her lap while at the other side Goddess appears in a furious form tearing the stomach of the queen to take out the child.

Temple History:

   The region was once under the rule of a miser king named Vallala Raja. He was stingy to the core that he covered even the fields with a net so that crows and sparrows could not touch the grains. He had no progeny to succeed him to the throne.
He prostrated at the feet of Goddess Pechi and prayed for a child. All graceful Goddess used the king?s prayer to reform him. The queen became pregnant but the child was not born even after 15 months. The king ran to the Goddess who appeared as an angry old lady, took the queen, tore her stomach and took out the child with the waist chord. She became cool later and stayed in the place in the name of Angalaparameswari representing the same Goddess in Melmalayanur.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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