Kaliamman Temple at Andipatti near Theni in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is believed to be more than 500 years old. The murti of Goddess Kali is in sitting position. She is sitting on her right leg with left leg pressing to the ground. She has four arms and holds a small drum, snake, skull and trident. A five-headed snake forms canopy to the murti in the temple.
About the deity
Goddess Kaliamman is worshiped for attaining success in new ventures. Business people, farmers and students offer prayers here. She also provides redemption from sins. All new ventures are started after offering prayers to her.
About the Temple
Trident in the place and were worshipping it as Kali. Mother Goddess appeared in the dream of one Peri Naicker and told that Her idol washed by floods was lying under Vaigai sands in Vadamalainaickenpatti. The idol could be found if he dug 16 feet down. Following this, people went to the place headed by Peri Naicker, found the idol, built the temple. They named the Mother Kali.
Legend and Stories
Mother graces from the sanctum sanctorum to ensure justice to all. A five hooded snake is above Her head as an umbrella. She has four hands. She is seated with Her right leg bent while the left is pressed on the ground. She holds Udukkai, snake, skull and a trident in Her hands. As Kali is regarded as one to destroy evil and establish justice, festivals to deities in other temple would be celebrated only after pujas here. The mercy of Kali is such that she would pardon those disrespecting Her but not those causing harm to Her devotees.
Poornima-full moon days are devotionally celebrated in the temple.
How to reach Sri Kaliamman Temple
The temple is very near Andipatti bus stand. The nearest railway station is located at Theni, Madurai. The nearest airport is in Madurai.
Sri Kaliamman Temple,
Tamil Nadu 625512.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get the mother's approval for new ventures
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.
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.There will no midday break on Fridays.