The Arulmigu Badrakaliamman Temple is located in Mecheri and is dedicated to Goddess Badrakaliamman. Mecheri is a region surrounded by beautiful green meadows and the lake. The temple was built around 800 years ago. It is situated in the heart of the Mecheri town. The temple has wide corridors and mandapams surrounding it. Besides the main Rajagopuram, there are three others facing in three different directions. The temple facing north/ is situated in south -east direction in the heart of mechari town nearby Salem- Dharmapuri highway.There are wide corridors and mandapams surrounding the temple.Rajagopuram is main entrance to the temple. Besides this, there are three rajagopurams in three directions. If the devotees have dharsan on new moon days mecheri Bhadra Kaliamman will fulfill the wishes of the devotees. So more then 50 thousand devotees throng to and congregate in the temple and worship the deity.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To have their wishes fulfilled
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah
Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.
Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha
Meaning -Om, I offer my salutations to Her, the first one, dark within her existence, the ultimate primal feminine, who discards illusion to the whole truth of existence.
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te
Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.
Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat
Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us
6 a.m to 8 p.m.