Arulmigu Kondathukali Amman Temple Perumanallur

Main God:

Arulmigu Kondathukali Amman

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Location:

Arulmigu Kondathukaliamman Thirukoil,

Perumanallur – 641 – 666

Tiruppur District.

Festival:

11 day Kundam festival in Panguni (March-April) is grandly celebrated in the temple.

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         The famous ‘Fire Walking Ceremony’ (Kundam) is held during March-April every year. The kundam is 40 feet in length and lakhs visit the temple during this ceremony. The annual car festival is celebrated during that with grandeur. This temple attracts a large gathering from the surrounding places all the time.
The annual festival lasts for about a month. It starts with ‘poochatuthal’ which marks the beginning of the festival period. About two weeks after that comes a Monday when Amman is decorated in a sandal armour (santhana kaapu). A day after that Pongal is kept to honour the Goddess and ladies carry a sweet called ‘pachai maavu’ to be presented to the Goddess.

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The famous Kundam takes place the next day (Thursday) followed by the car festival the following day (Friday). On the next day, the Goddess starts on a week-long visit to the surrounding areas in a muthu palakku or pushpa palakku (caravan of flowers). The people of the surrounding areas receive the Goddess with prayer and offerings.
Then finally she returns to the temple and the festival is complete. During the festival, a lot of people visit the temple to offer their prayers. A lot of temporary shops and others come up during this period synonymous with fairs in India.
The other festivals celebrated include Navaratri when the Amman poses in nine forms, Chithirai Kani (Tamil New Year), Ambu Sevai (demonstration of Goddess killing a demon), Pongal, Adi Perukku, Pongal and other Hindu festivals. Kudu Muzhukku or Kumbhabhishekam is performed once in 12 years. A midday free meal is provided to the poor in accordance with the chief minister’s free anna dhaanam project.

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The goddess is taken for a procession on a golden chariot, around the temple premises every evening. There are two large temple cars which are taken for procession during the annual festivities. The temple cars are usually used for the procession during the festival times. A Golden armor or ‘Kavacha’ is also being made for the Goddess.

Worship Timings:

Kaalasanthi7.00 A.m.
Uchi Kaalam12.00 Noon
Sayaratchai6.00 P.m.

History:

The Sri Kondathukaliamman Temple Perumanallur is 1000 year old temple historically called as Perumpazhanam. the presiding deity of this temple is Kondathu Kaliamman(Kundathamman) and Kondathukaliamman.
There is a rare depiction, left to the shrine of the Goddess showing Muthukumaran holding his sword piercing his neck is an exclusive feature of the temple.

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         11 day Kundam festival in Panguni (March-April) is grandly celebrated in the temple.

         A rare depiction, left to the shrine of the Goddess showing Muthukumaran holding his sword piercing His neck is an exclusive feature of the temple not to be seen in any other temple.

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         Arulmigu Kondathu Kaliamman is a powerful Goddess who was the deity responsible for the prosperity of the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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