Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, History, Timings, Pooja details
Samayapuram Temple History
It is believed that those who are suffering Chicken Pox, Small Pox will be relieved by sprinkling holy water. This Abhishekam Theertham (holy water) will be sprinkled after Pooja.
It is believed that Goddess Sakthi safeguards the devotees who believe her truly. Pushpa Yagotsavam (Flower festival) will be celebrated during the month of Mar. Rathotsavam (Car festival) will be celebrated in Chitirai month.
Angapradakshinam will be performed daily at this temple. It is believed that King Dasaratha worshipped Mariamman at Samayapuram.
Devotees used to reach temple a day in advance and sleep at the temple premises.
The uniqueness of this temple is that Goddess Mariamman will go on fast for 28 days from the last Sunday during Masi month. On these special days, Nivedana will not be performed only fruits and flour will be offered during this time. On the last day, Pushpa Yagotsavam will be performed with a variety of flowers and this festival called by Poo Choridal.
The main deity is made out of Clay hence Abhishekam with liquids are not available. Only flower abhisheka will be performed for the Goddess.
Thai Poosam will be celebrated in a grand for 11 days. During this time Goddess will be taken out in a procession on different Vahanams.
Samayapuram Temple Timings
During Margali Month: 4:30 am – 9:30 pm
On other Tamil months: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm
How to reach Samayapuram Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli which is 20 km away.
- The direct train is available from all parts of Tamil Nadu and nearby states to Tiruchirapalli. Temple is 20 km from railway station
- The direct bus is available from Tiruchirapalli bus station to the temple with good frequency.
Samayapuram Temple Images
Reference Link: History