Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil
Ulundurpettai Sithalur Angalamman Kovil is a popular Amman temple in Tamil Nadu. This temple is situated in the beautiful banks of the Manimuthar River it said to have been more than 1000 years old. The main deity in this temple periyanaayagi Angalamman also famously known as periyaayi serves as a clan deity for more than hundreds of families. The idol of periyanaayagi Angalamman is the main attraction of the temple as it is adorned with flowers garlands and beautiful ornaments. Another notable feature of this temple is a snake pit that is right in front of the sanctum sanctorum of periyanaayagi Angalamman which is believed to a home to a rare kind of five headed snake till date. This temple is very auspicious to visit on Fridays as special pujas and ritual are conducted. Other than that, festivals like Maasi Magam and Maha shivaratri, which is highlight by car processions are very special. There is also a strange festival known as the “Mayaana Kolai” celebrated in the temple during Maha shivaratri. In this festival some of the devotees dress up like goddess Kaali are provided with the chicken and the lamb which they devour lively. While some of the animals died in their mouths.
History of Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil
It is believed that Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil was built in the early 19th century
Speciality of Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil
The Speciality of Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil lies in the famous and strange festival called as “Mayana Kolai”
Visiting time – 6.00 AM -8.00 PM
It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and Kurtis and for Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses, and black attires should be avoided
How to reach Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil?
By Air – Pondicherry airport is the nearest to reach Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil covering 78 km.
By Train – Villupuram railway station is the nearest junction is the nearest to reach Ulundurpettai Sithalur periyanaayagi Angalamman Kovil covering 40 km.
By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Villupuram through NH 45, NH208, NH79, NH136, NH32, NH532 and NH234
1. Who is goddess Angala Amman?
Angala Amman is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati Devi
2. Is goddess Kali and Angala Amman the same?
Angala Amman is considered as the other form of goddess Kali
3. What temple must be visited for boon of child birth?
Mannarasala Nagaraj Temple is considered as the temple that blesses couples with fertility
4. What is Mayana Kolai?
It is a strange ritual that is associated with the worship of the Goddess Angala Parameswari.
5. Can devotees worship Kaali at home?
Yes, devotees can worship Kaali at home