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Sri Aadhi Thulukanathu Amman temple
Moolavar: Aadhi Thulukanathu Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Kodambakkam
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
  All Tuesdays, Fridays and the new moon day of Aadi month-July-August are the festival days in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  The head of Amman was found in a canal.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 .m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Aadhi Thulukanathu Amman Temple, Kodambakkam, Chennai.  
 General Information:
  There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Bhairava and Aiyappan and Saptha Kannikas – seven virgins in this temple.  
  Mostly women pray in the temple for child boon and safety and longevity of their Mangal Sutras. 
Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer Pongal-pudding and Koozh varthal – this is a nivedhana of a porridge-like preparation. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  Mother Thulukanathamman was originally a furious deity appearing only with Her head.  Later, a full idol was made and installed in the sanctum sanctorum.  The temple has also shrines for Lord Vinayaka, Lord Bhairava, Lord Aiyappa and Saptha Kannikas.  The temple is every busy with some festival as Sankatahara Chaturthi,  special pujas to Lord Bhairava on Ashtami day – 8th day of full moon or new moon days, Aiyappa Bajan.  Women devotees would be huge on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  Aadi Month – July-August is mostly a month for women devotees.
The third Friday of Aadi month is a day of festival in the temple.  This is a three day festival with daily procession.  Feeding-Annadhana follows then.  Women will be more in the Annadhana which they consider good for child boon.  Koozh Varthal takes place on the 4th Sunday of the Aadi month.  Devotees are sure that Mother Thulukanathamman will make them free of their problems in life with lasting peace and happiness.
  Temple History:
  A Muslim woman prayed to Mother Ambica for her son for the restoration of his eye sight.  Her prayer was responded by Mother Ambica who thus came to praised as Thulukanathamman, according to the sthala purana – local history.  It is also said that there was a canal near Nungambakkam about 100 years ago from where  the head of Amman was found.  This was installed by the people.  A devotee Annaswami by name built a thatched roof temple with the help of others.  Knowing the power and grace of Amman, residents of the area with the efforts of others, built the temple and it is popular today, according to the devotees of the place.  
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: The head of Amman was found in a canal.
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