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Sri Arasu Katha Amman temple
Moolavar: Arasu Katha Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Kancheepuram
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Special pujas are dedicated to Mother Amman on Poornima-full moon days and Fridays. On the last Friday of Vaikasi-May-June and Aadi-July-August, Amman comes in procession.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  In the place of lion as the vahan for Mother Amman, it is occupied by an elephant.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  
  Sri Arasu Katha Amman Temple, Near bus stand, Kancheepuram.  
 General Information:
  There are shrines for Lords Sampath Vinayaka, Subramania with His consorts Valli and Deivanai and Aiyappan.  There is a sculpture before Mother Amman shrine showing an elephant killing a man with its trunk.  
  Those suffering from skin diseases, speech problems as stammering and paralytic complaints pray to Amman.
Thanks giving:
  Realizing the fruits of their prayer, devotees perform abisheks and archanas to Mother Amman on Fridays. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  Mother Arasu Katha Amman is also praised as Sampath Kareeswari meaning Mother Amman giving wealth (Sampath) Kari-elephant, Eeaswari Amman – Amman pouring wealth to devotees sitting on an elephant.  As a witness to this name, there is elephant before the sanctum in the place of traditional lion.  Special pujas are dedicated to Amman on Poornima and Fridays.  Mother comes in procession on the Fridays of Vaikasi and Aadi Tamil months.  
  Temple History:
  While Mother Parvathi Devi was performing penance on Lord Shiva in Kancheepuram, four deities, Arasu Katha Amman, Pachai Amman, Sandaiveli Amman, Karukkinil Amarndha Amman were Her securities on the four sides.  Arasu Katha Amman was the chief among them.  As She was a custodian to the Chola Rule – Arasu, She is praised as Arasu Katha Amman, according to other story.  She is wearing  kundalam-hanging ear ring on the right ear,  plain ear ring in left.  She is facing north.  She has two long teeth on each side – Korai Parkal in Tamil – and holds rattle drum in the upper right hand, trident in the lower right hand, Pasam the rope in the upper left hand and a skull in the lower left hand.  The six feet tall Ambika appears with Her left leg pressed on the head of a demon.  Deities facing north are generally regarded as custodians of the place.
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: In the place of lion as Vahan of Amman, an elephant is occupying the place.
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