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Sri Mari Amman temple
Moolavar: Mari Amman
  Amman / Thayar:
  Thala Virutcham: Gooseberry
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Konnaiyur
  District: Pudukkottai
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Aadi Amavasya-new moon day in July August; Panguni utsav in March-April and Tamil New year day are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  People seeking child boon tie cradles in the gooseberry tree in the temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.  
  Sri Mari Amman Temple, Konnayur, Pudukkottai.  
 General Information:
  The place was a jungle earlier.  People of the place took all efforts to make the region worthy of human habitation.  The place was dense with Kondrai flower trees, hence called Kondrayur, now changed as Konnayur.  

Deovtees tie cradles in the gooseberry tree for child boon, tie yellow thread for wedding boon and tie cradle and bangles for safe delivery of the child.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees offer eye embossed plates, dolls, salt, pepper and paddy to Mother Mari Amman. They perform abishek with milk, offer sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal nivedhana and light Maa Vilakku, a lamp made of a paste of rice flour and ghee. Many also tonsure. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  The 15 day Panguni festival is very famous in this temple.  Huge numbers of devotees gather in the temple from nearby places, pray to Mother Amman and offer their prayer commitments.
  Temple History:
  Years ago, there lived in this place, dense with Kondrai trees, a man of Yadava community.  He was a milk vendor.  It was also a time when strange diseases attacked the people resulting in manpower shortage for farm works.  There was none to irrigate the lands.  All the sowing went waste.  Monsoon also failed.  There was acute scarcity for drinking water too.  People of the place fell at the feet of Mother of the World for remedy.  Mother decided to bring total prosperity and happiness to the people of the place.  She hid Herself in the ground.
When the old milk vendor passed through the place, he was stuck by the roots of a Kondrai tree.  The milk pot fell down and flowed on the ground.  This happened every day despite his careful walking through the place.  Worried elder man cut the roots of the tree and was shocked and surprised to see blood and milk flowing from the place.  The villagers assembled there and dug the place further.  Mother appeared as a beautiful idol.  Sooner she was taken out from the pit, it began to rain heavily.  All wells, tanks and other water resources began overflowing.  Sown seeds began to germinate.  The rain that drenched the people also cured all their skin diseases.
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Devotees tie cradles in the gooseberry tree seeking child boon.
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