Monday, August 20, 2018

Devi Karumariamman Temple, Ellis Nagar, Madurai

Devi Karumariamman Temple, Ellis Nagar, Madurai
Devi Karumariamman Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Rain Goddess located at Ellis Nagar locality in Madurai City in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Devi Karumariamman. The Temple is believed to be 500 years old.

The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Devi Karumariamman. Mother is a Swayambu Murthy. Sthala Vrikshams associated with this Temple are Arasa Maram and Vembu Tree.

Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
The Aavani (August-September) festival begins on the first Friday of the full moon fortnight and celebrated the next Friday. There will be pujas, public feeding, and other festivities. On Saturday, devotees offer Pongal (pudding) to the Goddess. Amman goes in procession throughout the night. Every house celebrates the festival. The noteworthy feature of the festival is that people of all religions participate equally. Special pujas to Lord Vinayaka on Sankatahara Chaturthi days, Rahukala puja on Fridays – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m-, Special pujas on last Fridays of the month, special pujas to Lord Muruga on Tuesdays, Dakshinamurthy puja on Thursdays are organized by individual devotees (Upayadararars). They contribute for Aavani festival too.
Devi Karumariamman Temple,
Ellis Nagar,
Madurai District – 625 016
Mobile: +91 99409 46092 / 97897 91349
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, 2.5 Kms from Madurai Koodal Azhagar Temple, 2 Kms from Madurai Periyar Bus Stand, 2 Kms from Madurai Railway Station, 9 Kms from Madurai Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus, 10 Kms from Vandiyur, 6 Kms from Thiruparankundram and 13 Kms from Madurai Airport. Madurai being a popular tourist center is well connected by railways and has daily flights to Colombo (Sri Lanka)Mumbai Bangalore and Chennai.

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