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Sri Muthu Mari Amman temple
 
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Moolavar: Muthu Mari Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Poovadaikari
  Thala Virutcham: Neem – Vembu
  Theertham: -Akasha Oorani, Thalavar Singam, Thalumbu Sunai and Pozhudhu Pada Sunai
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: Narthamalai
  City: Narthamalai
  District: Pudukkottai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  10 day Panguni festival in March-April, the most important among other festivals of the temple drawing crowds in lakhs: last Friday of Aadi month in July-August, though a single day festival the devotee crowd being huge: Vijayadasami in September-October; Tamil and English New Year days, Deepavali, Pongal are the festivals celebrated in the temple. The devotee crowd is huge on Tuesdays and Fridays usually.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  A Yantra with Lord Muruga influence sculpted in stone and fixed on the northern wall of Ambica Shrine is considered very powerful and blessing. Devarishi Naradha performed penance in this place. The hill has a wealth of herbal plants.  
     
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 Muthu Mari Amman Temple, Narthamalai, Pudukkottai district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 4322 221084, 97869 65659 
    
 General Information:
     
  The hill was earlier known as Naradar Malai as Sage Narada performed penance here which later changed as Narthamalai.  This is a famous shrine for those seeking child boon and a total cure from the attack of small pox.  These two features draw huge number of devotees to the temple.
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  Those seeking child boon make cradles from sugarcane stems and tie in the temple.  They carry Agni Kavadi for relief from serious illness and pray for total cure from small pox.
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Besides usual abishek and pujas to Mother Muthu Mari Amman, people light Maa Vilakku made of a paste of rice flour and ghee, tying cradles made of sugarcane stems, carry birds Kavadi, lighting deepas and offer sari to mother. Some undertake feeding – Annadhana.  
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Narthamalai is surrounded by other hills, Melamalai, Kottai Malai, Parayar Malai, Uvakkan Malai, Aalurutti Malai, Pommadi Malai, Mann Malai and Pon Malai, thus in the shape of Onkara.  Every hill has a story behind it.  These hills are believed to be the bits that fell here of the Sanjeevi mount carried by Sri Hanuman to save the lives of those dead during the Rama-Ravana war.  These are hills with a wealth of herbal plants.  
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  The Amman idol in the temple is believed to have been found at a place named Keelkurichi 4 miles far from Narthamalai in a field and brought here by a priest in the place.  A small temple was built then.  Later, one Malayammal from the Tiruvannamalai Zameen extended this temple with her own funds and celebrated festivals which are continued now.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: A Yantra with Lord Muruga influence sculpted in stone and fixed on the northern wall of Ambica Shrine is considered very powerful and blessing. Devarishi Naradha performed penance in this place. The hill has a wealth of herbal plants.
 
     
 
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