Thursday, August 23, 2018

Vandiyur Mariamman Temple – The Temple

Vandiyur Mariamman Temple – The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Mari Amman. Mother Mariamman as the custodian deity of Madurai is blessing the devotees with boons they wish. Before commencing the festivals in other temples of Madurai, the first puja is dedicated to Mariamman of this temple. Ambica appears with all smile, holding Pasam (rope), Angusa the controlling stick.  She is sitting with her right leg folded while the left is half folded pressing Mahishasura on the floor.  

Though generally some demon is seen under the feet of Mariamman, as the Ambica in the temple is Mother Durga, Mahishasura particularly is seen under her feet. Two Dwarabalakis located on the entrance of Mariamman shrine. As Ambica is all prominent in the temple, there are no sub-deities in the temple, except Lord Vinayaka under the Arasu tree and Pechi Amman, who appears differently with her left hand squeezing around the neck of a person. Sthala Vriksham is Vembu & Arasu (Neem & Bodhi).

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