Mariamman Temple & Yekkala Devi Amman Temple, Seithur, Virudhunagar
Mariamman Temple and Yekkala Devi Amman Temple are the famous Amman Temples located in Seithur Village in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu. Pookuli Masi festival of Seithur Mariamman temple and Seithur Yekkala Devi Amman temple is very famous for Pookuli festival. These two Amman temples are about more than 300 years old.
Seithur Mariamman Temple is located at the North East entrance of the village and Seithur Yekkala Devi Amman temple is located at the South West entrance of this village. The idols of Mariamman and Yekkala Devi Amman is worshipped by all the people in and around Seithur and people from villages flock here with their offerings to their deity.
These temple festivals are celebrated for 10 days. There is a flower chariot festival on 7th day and 9th day of the festival and on that day all the people in Seithur come out to offer flowers, coconut, banana and Agarpathi, Karpooram to the deity and the streets also get decorated with flowers.
On the 9th day of the festival they will made a fire pit which is about 12 feet in length and is filled with burning charcoal and all devotees walk through the pit chanting the Amman’s name. On the 10th day they will prepare rice Pongal and distribute to all peoples. Seithur is located in the Rajapalayam to Tenkasi NH 208 Highway. Seithur is located at about 65 kms from Courtallam.