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Sri Goumari Amman temple
 
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Moolavar: Goumari Amman – (Kuzhandai Mari Amman, Kattu Mari Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Arasa Maram (Bodhi tree)
  Theertham: Well water
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: Kuzhandhai Managar
  City: Periakulam
  District: Theni
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Ten day Aani festival in June-July and Navarathri in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Daily one time puja and two time pujas are followed in the temple on Tuesdays and Fridays.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Presiding deity Mari Amman is a swayambumurthi.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Goumari Amman Temple, Periakulam – 625 601, Theni district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4546- 234171 
    
 General Information:
     
  Mother Kali Amman graces from a separate shrine in the prakara.  Lord Vinayaka in the temple is praised as Lord Kanni Moola Vinayaka.  Sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal is offered as Nivedhana to Ambica.  
     
Prayers
    
  People use to tie yellow thread on the holy Arasamaram tree for wedding boon, tie cradles seeking child boon, offer salt and pepper for curing pimples in faces and perform special pujas for good farm yields. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer garlands of lime fruits, perform milk and special abisheks. Those profiting from good farm yields offer grains, vegetables and fruits, tonsure and do Angapradakshinam, carry milk pots and fire pots and light Mavilakku a lamp made of a paste of rice flour and ghee. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Mother Goumari Amman blesses Her devotees from this temple on the southern bank of  Varaha River.  The sitting posture of Ambica ensures the fertility of the land, farm yields and mango production in particular, it is believed.  It is also believed that those affected by chickenpox would be cured if they worship Ambica after a dip in the Varaha River and consume the Theertha offered in the temple.
Mother Goumari Amman is facing east in this Periakulam temple mentioned as Kuzhandhai Managar in the Tirupugazh hymns.  She is the guardian deity of the place.  Also this is one of the famous Mari Amman temples in southern districts of the state.  People also offer cocks and hens during festival days to realize their wishes.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Two hundred years ago, Mother Mari Amman was in a jungle place as a swayambu east of Periyakulam.  The canal nearby overflowed due to heavy rains then.  Crops were submerged in floods.  People were put to untold sufferings.  People prayed to Mother Mari Amman for protection.  Mother appeared in the dream of a devotee and said that Her facing the opposite direction instead of towards the place caused these sufferings.  People of the place immediately took steps to set right the jungle area and migrated to the other direction.  With the blessings of Mother, they became happier.  They built this temple and called Her Mother Goumari  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Mother Goumari in the temple is a swayambumurthi.
 
     
     
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