Saturday, March 19, 2016

Mahishasuramardhini Temple, Ammangudi, Thanjavur

Mahishasuramardhini Temple, Ammangudi, Thanjavur
Mahishasuramardhini Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga located in Ammangudi near Kumbakonam Town in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Though it is a temple known for the Durga shrine, the main shrine is that of Lord Kailasanathar. Ammangudi is also known as Rajarajeswaram and Devi Tapovanam.

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Ammangudi was the place where the chief Commander of army of Rajaraja Chola I, Krishnarama Brahmarayan lived. The temple was consecrated by him in 944 A.D., according to the stone inscription found on all the three sides of the sanctum sanctorum. During the Chola period, this place was known both as Ammangudi and Rajarajeswaram. During the time of Rajaraja Chola I (985-1014 AD); this place was known by one of the titles of Rajaraja, Keralaandhaka. 

The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 07.30 am to 12.30 pm and 04.00 pm to 08.00 pm.
Maha Shivaratri, Margazhi Thiruvadhirai, Panguni Uthiram, Karthigai, Navaratri and Durga Ashtami are the festivals celebrated here. Eighth day of Navaratri Ashtami day. there is a festival called Sura Samharam done by Goddess. Special Pooja held on every Tuesday, Amaavaasai, Full moon day for the devotees for their marriage problem. Pooja on every Tuesday and Ashtami day for reducing Ragu Kethu Dhosham. Every Friday, there is a special pooja for getting rich. Every Monday, there is a special pooja for the devotees who wants child. To get reduce from disease, win in court cases, and for jobs devotees can attend Raghukala pooja on every Tuesday. Devotees, who attend Special pooja on every Saturday, will get long life. 
Devotees pray here to get relief from sins and to be blessed with child boon. This temple is famous for special poojas for Sin and Dhosham. More parents take their children to this temple to worship Yoga Saraswathi before admitting their children in to school to get more knowledge and get concentration on education. People pray to Vinayaga of this Temple to get rid of Naga Dosham.
Mahishasuramardhini Temple,
Ammangudi, Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk,
Thanjavur District – 612 202
Phone: +91 435 246 7167
Mobile: +9194430 46255 / 94439 32983
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Thiruneelakkudi, 10 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 12 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 12 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur Railway Station, 13 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 14 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Kumbakonam, 57 Kms from Thanjavur and 110 Kms from Trichy Airport. Bus Number 15 and 23 from the Kumbakonam Town Bus Stand ply up to Ammangudi village via Uppiliappan Koil.