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Sri Pattatharasi Amman temple
 
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Moolavar: Pattatharasi Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Pattatharasi Amman
  Thala Virutcham: Bodhi Satwa Tree – Arasa Maram
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Kanuvai
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Mondays, Fridays New Moon and Full Moon days are the usual important days in the temple with abisheks and pujas dedicated to Mother Amman. The most important festival, 9 day Vaikasi Thiru Vizha (May-June) begins with planting of a post – Kambam installing. Every day, the Alankaras for Amman would be different with special pujas as Muniappan Puja, receiving Mother Amman, Wedding Shakti Karakam, Abhishek with turmeric water and Madurai Veeran pujas. Each year, devotees make clay dolls depicting Madurai Veeran accompanied by Puthia Pattatharsi Amman, Vellayammal and Bommi Ammal and worship him. They remove this clay idol placed at the entrance of the temple next year and replace it with new ones. He is custodian deity of the temple. Carrying Shakthi Karakam is the main part of this festival. Those carrying the karakam use to punch their cheeks - Alagu Kuthal – and also carry milk pots and firepots called Poochatti. Along with traditional Nadaswaram, it is accompanied by folklore musical instruments beginning from Oor Gounder thottam. They dance to the tune of the music keeping the Karakams on head quite artistically.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Though people had constructed a separate temple for Mother Pattatharasi Amman, devotees still follow the pujas to the Nattakkal deities every day.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Pattatharasi Amman Temple, Indira Colony, Kanuvai, Coimbatore – 641 108.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 98439 71143 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Pujas are dedicated to all the Nattakkal deities for the past 150 years under the Arasamaram.  In the front Mandap with a sanctum sanctorum, Mother Pattatharasi Amman appears majestically in a sitting form holding a serpent and Udukkai in the upper hands and a trident and a Kumkum bowl in he lower two hands.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray to Amman to realize all their wishes.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer goats sacrifice to Madurai Veeran and offer Cigars and Brandy.  
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

It is rather a commitment for people in this place to begin any auspicious function in their families only after getting he approval of Amman who ever is their custodian.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

This is a 150 year old temple noted for its peaceful and divine environment free from any pomp and splendour.  It has no priest chanting Mantras. A Pujari performs Aarati at scheduled times.  Mother Pattatharasi Amman is believed to be incarnation of Mother Parvathi.  In days of yore, people installed Amman under the Arasamaram tree along with other sub-deities.  Madhi Chinnan was a rich farmer owning a vast land where he cultivated paddy, plantain and Sugar cane.  A cow and its calf entered his fields and destroyed the crops.  Madhi Chinnan during his visit to the farm got wild and sent an arrow which injured the calf causing unbearable pain.  It was the cow that gave its milk for the Shiva puja.

 

The cow went to Mother Parvathi and shed tears.  Mother sent a message to Madhi Chinnan that She would be present there and Chinnan was ordered to erect a Green Pandal with Karakam.  He did and was waiting for Amman.  Mother Parvathi appeared there with Her sword terribly indignant and destroyed the family of Madhi Chinnan.  His brother ran away and hid himself in Arasani Kadu.  He surrendered at the feet of Mother Parvathi and begged for life in all humility.  Amman advised them to install Madurai Veeran with all sub-deities under the tree.  She also said that as they did not know Mantras etc. they should be simply devout and that She would protect them from evils when they call Her.  The pujari said that the 7 Nattakkal (7 stones) were deities Mari Amman, Dandumari, Ellai Mari, Muthumari, Shakthi Amman, Thavittu Mari and Karumari.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Besides worshipping Pattarasi Amman in the new-built temple, people here also worship the Nattakkal deities under Arasa Maram for the 150 years with all devotion.
 
     
 
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