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Sri Chamandi Amman temple
Moolavar: Chamandi Amman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Yellow Arali and Red Arali
  Theertham: Surabi Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Cumbam Chamandipuram
  District: Theni
  State: Tamil Nadu
  3 day Panguni utsav in March-April and Aadi Fridays in July-August are the festival days in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Mother Chamandi Amman graces in the form of an anthill. Bangles are offered as Prasad in the temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.  
  Sri Chamandi Amman Temple, Cumbam-Chamandipuram – 625 516, Theni district.  
  +91- 99441 16258, 97893 42921. 
 General Information:
  Lords Vinayaka, Muruga and Karuppswami, Rakachi are in the prakara.
  People pray here for relief from adverse serpent planet aspects, for child boon.  Women use to tie Mangal Sutra and cradles in the yellow arali plant near the anthill. 
Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer vastras and sweet pudding nivedhana to Ambica. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  The temple is situated among green fields on all four sides.  While traditionally Shakti temples face north, this temple is facing south.  The Kanngi Temple in the in the Western Ghats is facing south.  Both Ambicas are thus facing each other, hence the importance to the temple as She is in the form of the anthill.
Chamandi Amman is also worshipped as the Sister of Lord Kambaraya Perumal near Cumbam.  During the 9 day car festival at Perumal temple, Chamandi Amman visits the temple to receive gifts from the Brother.  Supposing the gifts are not adequate, She will return back dissatisfied, it is said.
  Temple History:
  A bangle merchant was passing through this place.  He saw a hand of a woman appearing from the anthill asking him to put bangles in her hand.  The shocked trader ran away in fear.  He had the experience again when he returned through the same way.  Now, the trader obliged in fear.  The bangle trader informed the villagers of his experience.  When people gathered there, a voice from the anthill said through a devotee that Chamundeeswari was living in the anthill.  The villagers built the temple then  
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