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Sri Alankara Chelvi Amman temple
 
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Moolavar: Alankara Chelvi Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Vasavapuram
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Vaikasai Kodai vizha in May-June, all Shakti related days including special pujas on Tuesdays and Fridays are observed as festival days in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Though the deity has all the features of Kali, She looks so calm and smiling with four hands gracing the devotees.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Alankara Chelvi Amman Temple, Vasavapuram, Thotthukudi district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Amman graces devotees with a graceful appearance.  There are shrines for Madan, Madathi and Bhairava in the temple.  The temple of Sri Kalaiamman, sister of Alankara Chelvi Amman is just 200 feet away from here.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Those afflicted with adverse aspects of serpent planets, ailing, waiting for wedding, seeking child boon, facing problems due adverse planetary effects, those facing Rahu aspects in particular, those aspiring to win over struggles, ever worried on something or other and those upset by bad dreams pray to Chelvi Amman for relief.    

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Women devotees pray to Amman during the Rahu Kalam time on Tuesdays (3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.), on Fridays (10.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.) and on Sundays between 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The worships go on, on the 8th day of full moon fortnight (Shukla Paksha Astami) and on the forth day of new moon fortnight (Krishna Paksha Chaturthi). On realizing their prayers, devotees offer crown and symbols of Amman as their prayer commitment. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Though assuming the name of Mahakali, Chelvi Amman appears with Padmini qualities, calm and merciful with Her four hands holding Udukkai, Pasam the rope, trident and skull etc.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

During the Kaliyuga running presently, devotees consider Lord Vinayaka and Mother Durga in particular besides worshipping other Gods.   Mother Durga is the symbol of victory.  She graces Her devotees in three forms – Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswathi with courage, wealth and wisdom respectively.   Mother assumed the name of Durga as She destroyed demon Durgaman and for protecting the devotees from hardships.

 

There are many Amman temples with Kali attributes in southern districts of Tamilnadu with entrance in the north.  Alankara Chelvi Amman temple is built during the Pandya period in Vasavapuram.

 
     
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