Sri Sulakkal Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is located at Sulakkal, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
About The Temple
There is lamp post (Deepasthamba) and Flagpost (Kodimaram) at the entrance of the temple greeting the devotees. Sulakkal Mari is mentioned in the Tamil Sangam literatures as Vadakku Vayil Selvi as She is facing the North. Vadakku in Tamil means North. All the abishekas and pujas are performed to the Swayambumurthy only. Mariamman appears near the Swayambu in the form of idol. This is one of the important Mariamman temples in Coimbatore district. As there was a trident (Shoolam) near the Swaymbu the Goddess is called Sulakkal Mariamman.
Mother Mariamman is gracing the 400 year old sanctum sanctorum in a sitting form with her right leg folded and holding Udukkai and a sword in the right hands and trident and a skull in left hands.
Legend and Stories
The cows of the farmers of Velayudhampalayam were gracing in this region. The farmers found that the quantity of milk had reduced. They wanted to know the cause and watched the cows and found that they were pouring the milk in a particular place and drove them off. But the leg of one cow was caught in a bush and when it took off its leg, the swaymbu came out a little damaged. There was a trident also near the Swayambu. The scar caused by the cow’s leg is still visible on the deity.
Ambika appeared in the dream of the owner of that particular cow and directed him to erect a temple for Her. The temple came into being then.
The car festival on the last Tuesday in the month of Chithirai (April-May) is celebrated in the temple for the past two hundred years. Water is taken from this temple to other temples in this belt for abishek before starting this festival.
Sulakkal Mother Mari is known for her grace to cure the vision problems of Her devotees who are huge in number. Devotees stay in the temple throughout the day and apply the abishek theertha on their eyes praying for total cure. They are sure that their eyes would become bright with Her grace.
Childless couple pray to Mahamayi and tie cradles in the Mavilanga tree for child boon.
How To Reach Sri Sulakkal Mariamman Temple, Sulakkal
The Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport.
The Nearest Railway Station is Coimbatore Railway Station.
Sulakkal is three km from Kovilpalayam on the Coimbatore-Pollachi road on the west and 12 km from Pollachi. Bus facility is conveniently available both from Coimbatore and Pollachi.
Sri Sulakkal Mariamman temple,
Sulakkal, Coimbatore district,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 642110.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get cured of vision problems
- To be blessed with child boon
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 8.00 p.m.