Siruvachoor Mathura Kali Amman Temple, Tamilnadu

In Tamilnadu, there are many temples of Amman in various forms. Among the temples for Kaliamman, the one at Siruvachoor is the most famous one. It is near Perambalur. The temple is opened only on Mondays and Fridays. The story, deities and other specialities of this temple are described in detail in this article.

Location of the temple

Sri Mathurakali amman temple is situated at Siruvachoor, which is on the Trichy - Chennai National highways. It is about 8 km before Perambalur. From the national highways, the temple is at a distance of 1 km. Surrounded by hills, lake, gardens and pond, the temple gives feast to the eyes as well as the mind.

Deities of the temple

At first, the main deity in this temple was Sri Selliamman. It is said that Kannagi came here to stay on a Friday night and asked permission of the goddess Selliamman. It is also said that goddess Mathurai Kali, i.e goddess Kaliamman at Madurai who helped Kannagi, came and stayed here. Sri Selliamman told her that she was under the control of a magician. Sri Mathurakali amman assured her that she would relieve her from that magician. When the magician came, Sri Mathurakali amman killed him. As per the last wish of that magician, his body was buried at the place, where the devotees would come to worship Sri Mathurakali amman. Later, Sri Selliamman requested Sri Mathurakali amman to bless the devotees by staying in that temple and also added that she would go to Periasamy hills nearby.

Sri Mathurakali amman agreed to it and said that first respect would be given to Sri Selliamman. She also said that she would come to this temple on Fridays and Mondays, staying on other days with Sri Selliamman at Periasamy hills. Even today, first respect is being given to Sri Selliamman at Periasamy hills before poojas.

Specialities of Siruvachoor temple

•Temple will remain open on Mondays and Fridays from 8.00 AM to 8.00PM. Abishegam to Sri Mathurakali amman takes place at 11.00 AM, after which Amman is adorned with thanga kavacham. Before Mahadeeparadhanam, two persons call Ammaan and other deities by striking drum (udukai). It is believed that at this time Amman comes from the Periasamy hills to the temple.
siruvachoor mathura kali amman •Other days on which the temple will remain open are
•New year day (Jan 1)
•Tamil New Year day
•13 days festival (Apr/May)
•Adi perukku
•10 days during Navarathiri
•Karthigai Deepam
•First day of the tamil month Margazhi
•Vaikuntha Ekadasi
•Maha Sivarathiri

•Sri Mathurakali amman is in sitting posture facing north. She hold weapons and akshaya pathram in her four hands. Her left leg is folded and her right leg is placed on a lion.

•Devotees perform Angapradhashinam (rolling around the temple) and also lit Mavilakku. Flour for Mavilakku is prepared manually within the temple by the devotees.

•As Sri Mathurakali amman destrroyed the magician, people affected by evils and wicked magics come here and get relief from that by the grace of Amman.

•Mathuram means sweetness. As the Amman is so kind and sweet like a mother, she is called as Mathurakail amman.

•Sthala virusham is Marutham. There is also a pond.

Jagathguru Sri Adisankaracharyar visited this temple and installed a Sri Chakram. Sadasiva Brahmendrar and Kanchi Chandrasekarendra Swamigal also visited this temple.

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Guest Author: venkata Kumar05 Oct 2011

Tamilnadu is famous for Amman Temples. Every temple has its own speciality. Tamilans believe that these temples may cure some disease.


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