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Sri Madhura Kali Amman Temple

Overview


The Mathura Kaliamman Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali located in the village of Siruvachur in the Perambalur taluk of Perambalur District, India. Siruvachur is located at a distance of 5 km from Perambalur, its nearest town. The Car festival and the annual Panguni festivals are important festivals celebrated at Madura kaliamman temple. Siruvachur Mathura Kaliaman temple at Siruvachur in Perambalur taluk is one of the most popular shrine in the district. The presiding deity of the temple is known as Sri Mathura Kaliamman. She is one of the forms of Kali. This temple has existed during “The Chola” period and that too during the 'Karpukarasi Kannaki’ of Silappathlgaram fame. The main deity of this temple at Siruvachur is “Chelliamman”. One sorcerer due to his wickedness controlled this deity and used her to carry out all his evil deeds. Majority of the devotees pray for wedding and child boon. It is the staunch faith of the people that solution is available from Mother Goddess for any problem as bodily problems, litigations, business matters etc. The Mother is very merciful and powerful taking care of Her devotees.


About The Temple


Sri Madhura Kali Amman Temple

The temple has the Sri Chakra installed by His Holiness Swami Brahmmendra. The temple is open only on Mondays and Fridays when pujas are conducted and during the festival days. The temple is not opened on other days.


About The Deity


The prime deity is Mathura Kaliamman. The temple is open to devotees only twice a week – Monday and Friday. It is believed that the main deity, Mathura Kaliamman, stays with Chelliamman during the remaining days of the week.Aadhi Sankara offered worship here. This Kali has the power to cure the deaf and dumb. She can relieve people under the evil influence of ghost, evil spirit and witchcraft. Except Mondays and Fridays, Ambal is said to dwell in the nearby Periyasamy hill.


Legend and Stories


According to some hearsay stories, Kannagi, heroine of Cilapathikaram calmed herself down in this place after her departure from Madurai. Chelliamman is the deity of Siruvachur. A tantric, using his powers controlled the deity and was using Her for his evil doings.

While visiting this place, Madurai Kaliamman sought a space from Chelliamman to stay here for a night. Chelliamman told her of her slavery under the tantric. Madurai Kaliamman destroyed the Tantric and rescued Chelliamman of her captivity.Surprised by the power of Madurakaliamman, Chelliamman said that she would move to the Periaswami mount nearby and asked her protector to stay in Siruvachur itself but demanded that the first respect (Mudal Mariyadai) should be offered to her.

Accordingly during the puja times, the Arati is shown to the mount where Chelliamman stays. Then pujas continue in the main temple here. As Madurakalaiamman came to Siruvachur on a Friday, She grants darshan to the devotees on Mondays. Following this story, the temple is open only on Mondays and Fridays. It is said that the deity stays with Chelliamman on other days.


Festival


The best time to visit would be during the Rathotsava in March, Mahashivarathri and during the two day Kadambotsava cultural festival in December every year.


Temple Timing


The temple will be opened at 8.00 a.m. Abishek to the deity is performed at 11.00 a.m. and adored with gold coverings. The temple is open till 8.00 p.m. these days for public darshan.


Pooja Details

Three times a day.
Abhishegam 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Maha deeparthanai 1.00 pm.
Sandana kappu. Alankaram-5.00 pm.

Festival

A Car festival is held annually during the month of May. During the festival, the idol of goddess Mathura Kaliamman is brought from the shrine to the car where rituals are performed. The car-festival is a part of the annual festival that is celebrated for a period of 13 days.A yearly Mahabishekam to the Deity has been performed since 1974 by Sri Mathurakaliamman Mahabhisheha Association (a registered autonomous body). This Mahabishekam is performed during the last Friday of Tamil month "Thai".


Accessibility

The nearest Airport to reach Sri Madhurakaliamman Temple is Trichy Airport. The nearest railway station to reach Sri Madhurakaliamman Temple is Trichy railway station. Siruvachur is 14 km from Trichy on the Trichy-Chennai National Highways.


Temple Address


Sri Madhurakaliamman Temple,
Siruvachur,
Perambalur district,
TamilNadu-621113.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • For education
  • For timely weddings
  • For the gift of childbirth
  • To regain loss of belongings
  • For cure from ailments and minor bodily problems
  • For successful litigation
Shlokas

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

Timings

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (only Mondays and Fridays, other festival days)

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