Devi Karumariamman Temple - chennai

Devi Karumariamman Temple

Devi Karumariamman Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Tiruvallur. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Karumariamman, who is revered by devotees as the divine mother and protector. This temple is associated with prosperity, happiness and protection from negative energy. The gopuram (ornate entrance tower), decorated with intricate sculptures of deities and mythological characters, is a feature of the temple complex. The sanctum sanctorum houses a statue of Goddess Karumariamman and is adorned with jewels and vibrant silk saris on special occasions. Devi Karumariamman Temple hosts numerous festivals and celebrations, attracting devotees from across the world. One of the most famous festivals is the annual Panguni Uthiram festival, which commemorates the marriage of Goddess Parvati (in her Karumariamman form) with Lord Murugan.

History of Devi Karumariamman Temple

The popular legend associated with this temple revolves around a sacred cow who is believed to have miraculously discovered the buried statue of the goddess. This discovery led to the construction of a temple on the site where the statue was found. Over time, the temple gradually became a place of worship and pilgrimage for devotees seeking Karumariamman's blessings.

Speciality of Devi Karumariamman Temple

The speciality of the temple lies in the idol of the Goddess Karumariamman that is made up of Wood. Devotees call this wooden Amman idol Marachilai Amman which is believed to ensure safety of people and their families and home.

Visiting time – 5.00 AM – 9.00 PM

Dress code

It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and kurtis. For Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided.

How to reach Devi Karumariamman Temple?

By Air - Chennai airport is the nearest to reach Devi Karumariamman Temple covering 20 km.

By Train- Chennai Egmore railway station is the nearest junction to reach Devi Karumariamman Temple covering 17 km.

By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Thiruvallur through NH16, NH205 and NH716.


1. Who is the main deity in Devi Karumariamman Temple?

The main deity of Devi Karumariamman Temple is Mariamman also known Parashakthi

2. What is the famous festival celebrated in Devi Karumariamman Temple

Navaratri, Aadi Thiruvizah and Panguni Uthiram are the famous festival celebrated in Devi Karumariamman Temple.

3. What are the benefits of praying to Amman?

It is believed by the people that worshipping Amman can cure various illness

4. Which Goddess is associated with feminity?

Goddess Devi also known as Durga is the Goddess associated with feminity

5. Is Goddess Kaali and Mariamman the same?

Goddess Kaali and Mariamman are the same. Mariamman is an incarnation of Goddess Kalli.