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Sri Mariamman temple

Moolavar : Mariamman
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Neem tree
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : kannapuram
City : Samayapuram
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu




   Chithirai Car festival on the first Tuesday of the month ? April-May drawing devotees exceeding seven lakhs. Poo Choridal on the last Sunday of Masi ?February-March and Vaikasi Panchaprakaram festival (May-June_ are celebrated very devotionally when the crowd would be in many lakhs. 11 day Thaipoosam in January-February is one of the great festivals celebrated. Also Tamil and English New Year days, Pongal and Deepavali are observed with special pujas. While usually the crowd is big in all days, it is particularly more on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Temple's Speciality:

   Goddess Mariamman undertakes a hunger fast on the last Sunday of the Tamil month Masi-February-March for 28 days for the welfare of all beings in the world. During this period, no solid nivedhanas are offered to the Goddess. Only tender coconut, orange juice, a flour called Thullu Mavu and grape juice are offered as Nivedhana in liquid form. She is showered with flowers during these days. This is known as Poo Choridal (Poo-flowers, choridal-showering).

Opening Time:

   The temple is opened from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Mariamman Temple, Samayapuram Trichy Dist.


   91-431 -207 0460, 267 0460

General Information:

   Those suffering from measles for a long time, come here and stay till they are cured, light Maavilakku (a lamp made of flour and Jaggery paste with ghee) and return back with their soul and mind left in the temple.? They only physically go back.


   The Goddess fulfils any aspiration of the devotee.? Many, as a prayer commitment, stay here after cure from small pox and serve the temple before leaving.
The disabled and those with impaired vision pray to Mother Mariamman for reliefs. Devotees also pray for agricultural yields and business development.

Thanks giving:

   Tonsuring, Archanas, Abishek are largely followed. Ear boring is undertaken here. Devotees pull the golden chariot, carry fire pots, punch their faces, roll round the temple, offer cradles made of sugarcane, light lamps made of flour and ghee for 15 days during Thaipoosam festival in January-February, offer paddy, donate grains, sheep, cocks as prayer commitments. They also feed the poor.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is one of the largest temples of the state earning high revenues for the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment with huge inflow of devotees.
Thali the Mangal Sutra offered by women are the majority of the offerings in the Hundi of the temple. Diseases are cured without surgery in many cases.
Many devotees visit this temple from Karnataka, as Mariamman resembles the Chamundeeswari of Mysore. There is also a story that Emperor Dasaratha visited Samayapuram to worship Mariamman.

Temple History:

   Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is one of the renowned Shakthi shrines of Tamilnadu.? In recent times, the temple has gained a vast popularity.? Devotees throng here from various parts of the country.? The saying goes, ?Samayapurthal will protect her devotees in times of need? (Samayapuram
Mariamman Samayathil Kaappal - in Tamil). It is the faith of the people that Mariamman will protect them though they are far away from her in other places of the world.
Those suffering from measles for a long time, come here and stay till they are cured, light Maavilakku (a lamp made of flour and Jaggery paste with ghee) and return back with their soul and mind left in the temple. They only physically go back.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Mother Mariamman undergoes a fast for the welfare of mankind for 28 days from the last Sunday of Masi month-February-March. During these days no cooked preparation is offered as nivedhana but only some flour, orange, grapes and green coconut. For completing this fasting, abishek is offered to Amman only with flowers ? Poo in Tamil and this event is known as Poo Choridal.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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