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Sri Vanabadrakali Amman temple
 
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Moolavar: Vanabadrakali Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Thothi tree
  Theertham: Bhavani Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Mettupalayam
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  15 day Aadi Kundam in July after obtaining the permission from Goddess beginning from the first Tuesday of the month with Poochattu. The Pookundam-fire pit is formed on the second Tuesday, the second puja is performed on the 3rd Tuesday. The fire pit is 36 feet long. This is a very important and famous festival of the temple drawing over 2 lakh devotees. Devotee crowd is ever huge during Tuesdays and Fridays. The temple also celebrates other important days of the year as Deepavali, Pongal and Tamil and English New Year days.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Mother Vanabadrakali Amman is a swayambumurthi.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Vanabadrakali Amman Temple, Thekkampatti, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 - 4254 - 222 286. 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The main prayer commitment of the devotees is the walking on the fire pit.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

It is the staunch faith and experience of the devotees that prayer to Mother Vana-Badrakalai Amman for total relief from spells and witchcraft never fails and they begin a new lease of life. They also hang a stone on the Thothi Maram the sacred tree of the temple seeking child boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer silver, gold and cash to the Goddess. They also sacrifice sheep. This is the main prayer commitment of the devotees. This is undertaken on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. About 300 to 400 such sheep sacrifices are done in the temple each month. The annual number of such Kida Vettu-sheep sacrifice is estimated at over 15,000. They also do Annadhanam-feeding. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Goddess Vanabadrakali Amman is a swayambumurthi.  Realizing their wishes, women use to put their mangal sutras in the hundi.  They tie a stone in the sacred tree for child boon.  Those starting a trade or beginning marriage proposals use to place white and red flowers in separate packets and seek the permission of the Goddess.  If they get the flower of their choice, it means the permission is granted.  Above all, the temple is known for the sheep animal sacrifice.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Vanabadrakali Amman worship and the temple came into being in this place millenniums back, it is believed.  It is also believed that Mother Shakti came to this jungle place-Vana for penance on Lord Shiva to kill demon Mahishasura.  As She performed penance in Vana the forest, She is praised as Vanabadrakali.  It is also believed that the temple is associated with the story of Aravalli-Suravalli the deities of witchcrafts.  Bheema, one of the Pandava brothers came here to end their evil doings, captivated by them and rescued by Lord Krishna.  It is said that one Allimuthu was deputed by Lord Krishna to banish the evil sisters.  Allimuthu went on his mission after praying to Goddess Vanabadrakali. Aravalli and Suravalli were shocked and trembled to see the roaring actions of Allimuthu, they surrendered and offered their sister to Allimuthu in marriage and killed him by food poisoning.  Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna went to the upper world and brought back Allimuthu alive back to earth.  He was now doubly strong, prayed to Vanabadrakali and floored the kingdom and evil rule of Aravalli, Suravalli, thus goes the story.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Mother Vanabadrakali is a swayambu in the temple.
 
     
 
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