Saturday, March 12, 2016

Vandi Kali Amman Temple, Athoor, Dindigul

Vandi Kali Amman Temple, Athoor, Dindigul
Shri Vandi Kali Amman Temple is a famous temple situated at Thadikombu Road, Athoor, Dindigul District, Tamilnadu. This temple is devoted to Kali and she is worshipped as Vandi Kali Amman. The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) is maintaining this temple. The famous temple in Athoor is the Shri Vandi Kali Amman temple. Once a year, a festival is celebrated here. Another famous festival happens in the month of October, just like Thiruvaiyaru Mahotsavam.

Many famous musicians gather here and worship the Lord in "Shri Rama Bajanai Sangam". This kind of worship has been followed for more than 100 years.

Geographic Position
Vandi Kali Amman temple in Athoor is located at 10°17'14.1"N 77°51'10.1"E or 10.287245, 77.852809.
This temple is situated at the junction of Palani Road and Thadikombu Road. Some persons brought Amman statue from faraway places 100 years ago. The vehicle broke down and the idol was placed below a Neem tree. After repairing the vehicle the persons tried to remove the idol from the place but could not do so. Thereafter the goddess remains there and graces her devotees. Neem tree is the Sthala Virutcham (holy tree) of this temple.

Vandi Kali Amman
Mother graces from the sanctum sanctorum to ensure justice to all. A five hooded snake is above her head as an umbrella. She has four hands. She is seated with her right leg bent while the left is pressed on the ground. She holds Udukkai, snake, skull and a trident in her hands.

As Kali is regarded as one to destroy evil and establish justice, festivals to deities in other temple would be celebrated only after pujas here. The mercy of Kali is such that she would pardon those disrespecting her but not those causing harm to her devotees.

Temple Opening Time:
·        Morning - 7.00 AM to Evening - 9.30 PM
Daily Two Kala Pooja's are conducted this temple as follows:
·        Morning – 7.00 AM
·        Evening – 7.00 PM
Thiruvaiyaru Mahotsavam, Panguni and Thiruvizha are the prominent annual festivals of this temple. Thiruvaiyaru Mahotsavam is celebrated during October. During this festival musicians assemble at "Shri Rama Bajanai Sangam". This practice has been shadowed over 100 years. Panguni festival is celebrated for 11 days.
Arulmigu Vandi Kaliyamman Temple,
Thadikombu Road,
Pincode: 624 001
Dindigul District
Phone: 0451 - 2433229
Executive Officer: 94420 18345
By Road:
Nearest Bus Stand is Nagal Nagar Bus Stand .This will connect all the places to Dindigul.
By Train:
Nearest Railway Station is Dindigul Station .This will connect all the places to India.
By Air:
Nearest Airport is Madurai & Coimbatore Airport.