Moongiladi Annakamu Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is located in Oddanchathiram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.
About the Temple
According to ancient epigraphy details still available in the temple, Sri Kamatchi Amman was gracing Her devotees being under a bamboo tree surrounded by Arali plants. She was in a small form then. People use to light 63 deepas in the temple remembering the 63 Shiva devotees known as Nayanmars. There are shrines for Astalakshmi and Shakti Vinayaka.
Legends and Stories
The temple was under the private administration of one Peria Gounder a native of Tummichampatti in the year 1942. He also installed a Guardian Deity Karuppanasami idol here for the protection of Kamatchi Amman. In those days only Navarathri was celebrated in the temple. Later, a committee was formed to build a proper temple with a Gopuram-Tower. A woman by name Danalakshmi donated the Kamakshi Amman idol. The silver crown on the Amman looks very beautiful.
Navarathri is grandly celebrated in the temple in the month of Purattasi – September-October.
Sri Kamatchi Amman is believed to be powerful to grace Her devotees with children and help those facing problems in marriage proposals.
How To Reach Sri Moongiladi Annakamu Temple, Oddanchathiram
The nearest airport is at Madurai Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Dindigul Railway Station.
The temple is noticeably situated in the heart of Oddanchathiram in Dindigul district.
Sri Moongiladi Annakamu Temple,
Oddanchathiram, Dindigul District,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To have children
- For matrimonial purposes
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.