Samyapuram Mariamman Temple Chitirai Festival
Chitirai Festival (09-Apr-2017 to 21-Apr-2017)Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is a renowned shrine situated in the town of Samayapuram, near Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) in Tamil Nadu, India. The principal deity of this shrine is Goddess Mariamman, also called popularly as Goddess Samayapurathal. The main deity’s idol is made up of sand and clay and thus the ritual of abhisheka is not performed to the Moolavar, (main idol) unlike many other Hindu deities. Instead abisheka is performed to a small secondary vigraha that is carved out of stone. This vigraha is placed in front of the main idol.