The Pillaivayal Kaliamman Temple is located in Pillaivayal and is dedicated to Kaliamman. This temple was born out of prayers of villagers. Five hundred years ago, people of Paiyur village prayed to Goddess Kaliamman to save them from the troubles they were in then. The Goddess responded to their prayers. People installed the deity in Singarathoppu canal area. She is now their deity taking care of their well-being. During the Muslim invasions, Hindu temples were destroyed. With a determination to save the idol, the people of the place hid the idol in a canal well. While desilting the well after many years, the idol was found by the people and they installed it in the temple. The Goddess is now protecting the people who saved her idol earlier. As the temple exists in the midst of green fields (Vayal), it is said that the Goddess is named Pillaivayal Kaliamman.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For gift of child birth
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
Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey
Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.
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.
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.