North Uchini Mahakali Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli
Uchini Mahakali Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River.
Presiding Deity is called as Uchini Mahakali. She is holding Soolam in her hand and in smiling posture and facing north. Urchavar is Uchini Mahakali located in the Mandapam in front of Garbhagriha. Shrines for Ganapathy, Nagars, Kaliyamman, Mutharamman, Madaswamy and Nagamman are located in the Temple. Theertham is Chitraru. Sthala Vriksham is Neem Tree. The Temple is believed to be around 1500 years old.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM in the mornings and 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM in the evenings.
Varushabishegam on Thai Month, 10 days Dushera, Last Tuesday and Friday of each Tamil Month are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.