Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple, Mathur, Thiruvallur
Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Sakthi located at Mathur Village near Thiruthani in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. This temple is linked to the Murugan temple at Thiruthani by legend.
The Swayambu Amman Idol was found in 1960’s near the Railway track in a place called Sakthi Medu. In 1954, while laying the railway track between Chennai and Tirupathi, this Goddess appeared as Swayambu to a group of workers in this place. Stunned by the charm of the Goddess, they constructed a small temple for her in this place which later developed into a big temple as it is now.
The main temple has a vast corridor with colourful pillars with a scenic backdrop of the Tirupathi hills. The main deity, Mahishasura Mardhini, is about 10 feet height. The Goddess is so charismatic that even while killing the demon Mahishasura with her “Soolam” at her feet, she presents a smiling face, which is a rarity. She is having eight hands (Ashtabuja) with four on either side, each holding a weapon.
Also, she is also wearing skull garland. The Idol was installed under simple roof structure. Lord Vinayaga and Om Shakthi shrines are situated at the temple entrance. Another unique feature here is the Sthala Vriksham (Temple tree) which is the neem tree. Its leaves do not taste bitter.
Temple Opening Time
This temple remains open from 06.30 a.m to 01.00 p.m and 04.00 p.m to 08.30 p.m.
During New moon and Full moon days, milk Abishekham with 108 litres of milk, and special homams are conducted on a very grand scale.
Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple,
Mathur, Thiruvallur – 631 206
Mobile: +91 94433 55835
The Temple is located at about 2.5 Kms from Ponpadi Railway Station, 2.5 Kms from Kothur, 10 Kms from Thiruthani Railway Station, 11 Kms from Thiruthani, 13 Kms from Thiruthani Murugan Temple, 47 Kms from Thiruvallur, 56 Kms from Tirupati, 95 Kms from Chennai and 94 Kms from Chennai Airport. Thiruthani is connected well by means of road and train from Chennai and Tirupati. Reach the Chennai - Tirupathi road, i.e., NH 205, near Thiruthani and drive parallel to the Renigunta - Chennai railway track. After Ponpadi railway station, there is a railway level crossing. Cross the railway track, drive straight for 2 minutes to reach the entrance of the Mahishasuramardhini temple in Mathur.