Pachaiamman Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Pooja, Route info
Pachaiamman temple History
As per the Legend, Goddess Parvati by mistake closed Lord Siva’s eye which resulted in the darkness across the universe. Parvathi prostrated before Lord Siva for the mistake. Parvati came down to earth and performed penance at Munugapet on Siva’s advise. For Pooja, Lord Vinayaka went to fetch water in one direction and Lord Muruga in the other direction. Parvathi dug the Earth and created a river with handstick, while Vinayak laid the path for the river and Murugan for another river. All these three rivers merge at this point. 5 ft Swayambhu Siva Linga is located at this merging point.
As Parvathi started performing penance, villagers nearby started gathering at this place. Veerampuri’s King Surapoaman ordered his brother and commander to clear the place. On seeing the beauty of the Goddess, Surapoaman’s brother returned palace and informed his brother. Surapoaman proposed for the Marriage and forced Goddess for the marriage. Goddess in the form of Kali along with Siva and Vishnu as Vamuni and Saeimuni and along with Sapta Rishis fought with Asura and killed them.
The confluence of the Three Rivers is called Mukkodal which is 1 Km from the main temple. Every month on Full moon day night Special Poojas are performed to the Siva Linga.
Daily Free Food will be served for 100 devotees in the temple premises.
Pachaiamman Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to reach Pachaiamman temple?
- The nearest airport is at Pondicherry which is at 140 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Tiruvannamalai which is 36 Km away.
- The direct bus is available from Tiruvannamalai to the temple which is 38 Km away.
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