Nellukadai Mariamman Koil – Nagapattinam

Nellukadai Mariamman Koil

Nellukadai Mariamman Koil is a famous Hindu temple located in the coastal city of Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, who is believed to be the embodiment of divine power and protection. The main deity of the temple is Mariamman, also known as Samayapurathal or Nellukadai Mari. She is considered a powerful goddess associated with fertility, rain and immunity. Devotees believe that worshiping Mariamman brings them health, prosperity and overall happiness. The architecture of Nellukadai Mariamman Koil is the main attraction as it reflects the traditional Dravidian style of South Indian temples. The temple complex consists of various halls, and small shrines that are dedicated to different deities.

History of Nellukadai Mariamman Koil

The history of Nellukadai Mariamman Koil spans over 1000 years. According to the legends, this temple was built a rice trader. According to the legends, Mariamman appeared in the dreams of a rice trader where she suggested to build a temple. Right after the constructed and when people started to worship they began experiencing supernatural mystical powers of the goddess.

The speciality of Nellukadai Mariamman kovil

The speciality of Nellukadai Mariamman kovil lies in its Festivals and celebrations. The temple is famous for its annual festival 'Panguni Uthiram' which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. During this festival, devotees from all over the region come together and participate in cultural performances, music and dance performances, and religious rituals of Goddess Mariamman.

Temple timings – 6.00 AM – 12.30 PM, 5.00 PM – 9.00 PM

Dress code

Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and kurtis. For Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers should be avoided.

How to reach Nellukadai Mariamman kovil?

By Air – Trichy airport is the nearest to reach Nellukadai Mariamman Koil covering 147 km.

By Train – Mayiladuthurai railway station is the nearest junction to reach Nellukadai Mariamman kovil covering 62 km. however, reach Nellukadai Mariamman kovil from Nagapattinam junction is the best option to reach at the earliest as possible.

By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Nagapattinam through NH 83, 45, and 32.


1. What is the annual festival celebrated in Nellukadai Mariamman Koil?

The annual festival celebrated in Nellukadai Mariamman Koil is the Sedil Utsavam.

2. Is there a beach near the Nellukadai Mariamman Koil?

Yes, Nagapattinam beach is located 4 km ahead of Nellukadai Mariamman Koil

3. What are the other famous temple in Nagapattinam?

Kayarohanaswami Temple and Soundararaja perumal Temple

4. Is there any church in Nagapattinam?

Our Lady of Lourdes Church is a famous church in Nagapattinam.

5. Is Nagapattinam close to Velankanni?

Nagapattinam is situated 12 km away from Velankanni