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Sri Perathu Selvi temple

Moolavar : Perathu Selvi
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Tambiraparani River
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : Perattru Selvi
City : Vannarpettai
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu




   Kodai Vizha on the third Tuesday of Chithirai in April-May, Mulai Pari Vizha on the second Tuesday of Aadi in July-August and Purattasi Pari Vettai in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Ambica was found in the river

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 5.30. p.m. to 8.30 p.m. On Tuesdays, the temple is open throughout the day.


   Sri Perathu Selvi Amman Temple, Vannarpettai ? 627 003, Tirunelveli.



General Information:

   The shrines for Sudalaimadan and Petchi Amman are opposite the temple.? These deities, Sangili Bhodhathar and Nallamadan in the prakara are in the form of Peetas.? Deity Dalavai Pechi graces from a separate shrine.? Lord Lingeswara and Lord Chakkara Vinayaka are in the complex.


   Those facing concerns about welfare of children and in wedding proposals pray for relief with garlands of red flowers-Sevvarali malai- and light deeps made of a paste of rice flour and ghee.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees carry Agni Chatti ? fire pots with 1000 holes.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Nandhi is by the side of Lord Vinayaka.? Ambica holding weapons in Her eight hands graces the devotees facing north.? Against the fury attribute of a Kali, She is calm and smiling, hence praised as Shantarupa Kali.? Special pujas are performed on Tuesdays.? There are twin Vinayakas behind Her shrine with two Nandhis on both sides revered as Lord Shiva.
A king ruling Kasi then was cured of his leprosy after a bath in this river and has the reputation of being praised as ?Kutta Kurai Theertham?. Also, the river is called as Uthara Vahini. According to our scriptures, rivers flowing northward are considered very sacred. Worshipping Ambica after a bath in Tambiraparani brings immense benefits to the devotee.

Temple History:

   Many years ago, a poor devotee was worshipping Ambica as his Ishta Devatha.? Though he had a desire to build a temple for Ambica, he had no wherewithal to realize his wish.? He wanted to install at least an idol of the Mother for his worship.? Mother Ambica appeared in his dream and said that She is available for him at a? deep spot in the river amid three Athi trees.? Next morning, the devotee spread a web at the site and got the idol.? As Ambica came from a big river-Peraru- She is named Perattru Selvi.? The devotee installed Ambica in a small hut on the banks of the river.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Ambica was found in the river?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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