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Sri Chelli Amman temple
Moolavar: Chelli Amman – Siddhi Vinayaka
  Urchavar: Chelli Amman
  Amman / Thayar: Chelli Amman
  Thala Virutcham: Neem (Vembu in Tamil)
  Theertham: Shivakulam
  Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: The place cultivated oilseeds. Hence the name Kottayur. Also Vithanapuram as the seeds were sent for crushing oil. Vithu and Kottai mean seed in Tamil.
  City: Kottayur
  District: Tiruvarur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Tamil New Year day falling almost on 14th April, Fridays of Aadi month – July-August, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, new moon days, Masi Magam in February-March, Kaman Vizha – a festival for Cupid – and Vinayaka Chaturthi in August September are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  On the left side behind is the shrine for Kaman-Cupid-Manmatha. On the right is the shrine for Mari Amman.  
Opening Time:
  From 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Chelliamman, Siddhi Vinayaka temple, Kottayur Post, Valangaiman Taluk, Tiruvarur.  
  +91 94439 75740 
 General Information:

The entrance is on the eastern side for the Siddhi Vinayaka temple.  On the left side behind is the shrine for Kaman-Cupid-Manmatha.  On the right is the shrine for Mari Amman.  Siddhi Vinayaka is facing east.  Chelli Amman is facing north from Her shrine.  The temple is said to be above 500 years old.  The consecration of the temple was performed in 2014, February 9.


Mother Chelliamman is worshipped as Kuladevatha by many families here.  People pray to Lord Vinayaka for education and prosperity.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees offer food grains of 9 varieties (Navadhanya). During the Vaikasi festival, they take part in fire pit walking, carry milk pots, light Maa Vilakku, offer Kanji (porridge) to poor, and conduct special pujas for Lord Vinayaka. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Needamangalam Santhana Ramar, Yamunambal, Alangudi Guru Bhagwan and Agastheeswarar temples close by, Chelliamman-Siddhi Vinayaka temple gains added importance.

  Temple History:

People in the place worshipped Lord Siddhi Vinayaka for prosperity and Chelliamman as the custodian of the village.  A temple was built later.  Many worshipped Chelli Amman as their Kuladevatha-family deity.  As the temple began to decay, the villagers collected funds and built the temple.  The temple for both is built following Lord Agastheeswara temple for model and design.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: On the left side behind is the shrine for Kaman-Cupid-Manmatha. On the right is the shrine for Mari Amman.
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