Samayapuram Amman Temple

Samayapuram Amman Temple, Trichy Overview

The beautiful temple is located at about 20 km from the main city of Trichy. The Goddess worshipped here, Goddess Mariamman is believed to be the goddess of power.

Mariamman is also believed to bring health and prosperity to its devotees. A strong belief is that this deity cures small pox as well as chicken pox. This temple has individual shrines for processional images of Mariamman and moolavar.The place is especially known for the annual festival of Thai Poosam, which is celebrated with a lot of fanfare. The idol of the goddess is made up of sand and clay, and there for, the main idol is not subject to abhishekams (sacred washing), which is done at almost all other Hindu temples. Instead the "abishekam" is done to the small stone statue in front of the idol, as a mark of respect. There is also a famous ritual of buying small metallic replicas of the idol and keeping them at home, whenever a family member falls sick and then donating it to the donation box when the illness is cured.

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