Paal Mozhi Amman Temple, Vadakku Poigai Nallur, Nagapattinam
Paal Mozhi Amman Temple is located at Vadakku Poigai Nallur Village in Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu. Kakapuganda Theertham is the Temple Theertham and Itchi Maram is the Sthala Vriksham. Historical name of this place is Kakapuganda Vanam.
This is a holy land where Devas, Sages and Siddhas worshipped in large numbers thousands of years ago. It is also said that a Sadhu, Tirumurugan by name had stayed here under the Itchi tree for many years and was fed with milk by a woman when he fainted due to hunger. She also advised him to remove the sand hill and disappeared. The Sadhu did it with his hands and found the Mother in Her sanctum Sanctorum and was granted darshan. The sanctum sanctorum is protected even now by the roots of the Itchi tree. With the hard work and efforts of the Sadhu, a beautiful temple arose then.
In days of yore, Siddhas established schools and researched on medicine, developed Maantrika skills and performed miracles in this place, once a dense forest. Even today, it is believed that the soil, water and air have their medicinal qualities. People believe that many Siddhas are still living in this place invisibly in many forms. It is also believed that Indira the king of Devas bathed in one of the tanks here and was relieved from the curse of a woman.
The five towered temple is facing east. Custodian deities Pathinettaampadi Karuppu, Sangili Karuppu, Easana Ganapathi, Vanni Ganapathi and Valampuri Vinayaka on the right and Kadal Kanni in water, Kadal Raja, 9 feet Sheerdi Saibaba in marble shrine, Navagraha shrine are at the entrance of the temple. The Twin sanctum sanctorum of Mother Paal Mozhi Amman is guarded by roots of the Itchi tree. 18 Siddhas are in prayer sitting on the lotus flowers in water around Pall Mozhi Amman shrine.
Nallur Nadhar and Varadaraja Perumal with their consorts grace from their respective shrines on the right side. Sri Bala Veera Anjaneya graces from His own shrine on the west of the northeast side where six monkeys attained Samadhi. A Nandhi with its two legs folded and drawing its tongue in is performing penance in front of Lord Nallur Nadhar shrine which looks very live. Lords Valampuri Vinayaka, Bala Murugan and a five hooded serpent shrine are on the western side.
The temple stands dilapidated due to nature’s fury. It is surprising that the Sanctum Sanctorum is still intact protected by the roots of the Itchi tree. The rays of Sun God fall on the Swayambu Amman daily during the pujas. Devotees can worship both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in this temple. There are two sanctum sanctorums for Mother Paal Mozhi Amman. The temple feeds hundreds of Sadhus staying in the temple thrice a day. The place is revered as a holy land where Siddhas lived.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 4.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
The devotees strongly believe that participating in the Yaga Pujas performed according to Siddha procedures from sun set to wee hours of the next day would bring a solution to the various problems they face as delay in wedding proposals and childless worries and relieve them from the impact of all evil effects. Realizing their wishes, devotees offer abishek and new vastras to Mother Amman.
Sri Paal Mozhi Amman Temple,
Vadakku Poigai Nallur,
South Poigai Nallur Post,
Nagapattinam District – 611 111
Phone: +91 4365 295050
Mobile: +91 98651 92046 / 95976 11505
The temple can be reached at a distance of 200 meters from the Veeran Kudi Kadu bus stop. This bus stop is 5 km far from the Nagapattinam – Velankanni beach road. Bus facility is available from Nagapattinam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Nagapattinam and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.