Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram – Prayers
Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, Kanchipuram (Kancheepuram) is an amalgam of ‘Sthoola’ object and perception, ‘Sookshma’ (imagination) and ‘Kaarana’ (cause). One of the most powerful deities and temples, Kamakshi Amman is worshipped for knowledge and salvation and to get rid of sorrows and obstacles. Childless couples come here to worship her.
Six week worship is in practice in the temple. Devotees choose any day in a week to begin the worship with lime fruit and continue the same for six weeks on the same day of the week to realize their wish.
Unmarried girls pray to Mother with a yellow thread in the belief that they too will get a suitable match as Mother performed penance here and got wedded to Lord in Kancheepuram. This prayer applies to men also.
Those seeking child boon pray to Mother with a cradle so that they would have to arrange a cradle in their houses too for the child blessed by Mother Kamakshi. Many are experiencing the fruits of the six week worship. People also pray for promotions in job and for relief from diseases. Devotees perform milk abishek to Artha Meru Chakra and offer vastras. They also follow the traditional abishek and archanas, arrange feeding etc.