Friday, September 14, 2018

Pidari Iraniyamman Temple, Thiruvanaikoil, Trichy

Pidari Iraniyamman Temple, Thiruvanaikoil, Trichy
Pidari Iraniyamman Temple is a Hindu Temple located in Kallanai Road in Thiruvanaikoil near Trichy City in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is a sub temple of Thiruvanaikoil Jambukeswarar Temple. Amman of this Temple is considered as Kaval Deivam (Protector God/Goddess) of Thiruvanaikoil. Usually the temple of that God/Goddess will be at the boundary of that village. Pidari Iraniyamman is also called as Ellai Amman / Pidari Amman. This Ellaiamman is an Ugra Devatha (Goddess with Fury).

It’s believed that Ellaiamman is formed from the sweat of Goddess Devi Akilandeswari. Ellaiamman protects the Thiruvanaikoil village from the evil. The temple of the Ellaiamman is in the South East corner outside the Thiruvanaikoil temple. Every year in the month of Thai a five-day festival is celebrated for this Goddess and the Goddess is taken into procession in side all streets of village in four different Vahanams (Yanai – Elephant, Kudhirai – Horse, Bootham and Ther – Chariot).

The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil Jambukeswarar Temple, 2 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil, 2.5 Kms from Srirangam, 3.5 Kms from Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, 3 Kms from Srirangam Railway Station, 4 Kms from Trichy Chathiram Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Trichy, 11 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 11 Kms from Trichy Railway Station and 12 Kms from Trichy Airport.


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