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Sri Mariamman temple
 
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Moolavar: Mariamman
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Rasipuram
  District: Namakkal
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  A 15 day festival is observed in the month of Aipasi (October-November)  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Amman in the temple is a swayambumurthy with the honour of Nitya Sumangali title.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Mariamman Temple, Rasipuram-637 408, Namakkal Dist.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4287 - 220 411, 99940 71835. 
    
 General Information:
     
  Cooked raw rice is offered as nivedhana to the Lord of the temple.  Sri Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Anugnai Vinayaka.  The vimana of the temple is of hexagonal design.
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  People pray to Mari Amman for cure from all the diseases and those with vision problems in particular
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Realizing their wishes, devotees carry fire pots and do body circumambulation-Angapradakshinam. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  As a tradition, only during festivals, a wooden post with three branches (Kambam in Tamil) is planted in Mari Amman temples before Ambica.  It is a permanent feature in this temple.  It is said that Ambica has a direct view on this Kambam considered as Her Lord.  Hence, she is praised as Nitya Sumangali Amman.  Women believe that worshipping Amman would bless them a life with their husbands and absolute longevity to their Mangalsutras in their life time. 
People seeking child boon follow a strange puja in the temple.  During the Aipasi festival, they remove the old Kambam and replace it with a new one.  Take the old one to a well nearby, do pujas and offer curd rice nivedhana.  Women seeking child boon worship the Kambam and consume the curd rice nivedhana so that they will get their wish-child boon.
This temple is situated amidst four hills, Kollimalai, Alavai malai, Nainamalai and Bodhamalai.  During the Aipasi festival Ambal is decorated with flowers called Poochattu.  Worshipping during this time is considered a lucky opportunity for the devotees.  The swayambu Amman is in the sanctum sanctorum before Ambica seated on a square stage-peeta.  Swayambu Ambica is in the form of a Linga.  The Yali Vahan – resembling a lion – is before Ambica.  There is also a swing mandap.  The foot prints of Ambica is on the swing.  Women seeking child boon move the swing to and fro with their prayers.  There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka and Muruga only in the prakara.  There are other deities in the prakara.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  The place was fertile with green fields.  A farmer, while tilling the land found a place bleeding.  He brought all the people and while digging the place, they found a swayambu deity.  Mother spoke through one of Her devotees to build a temple for Her in the place.  People did it.  Later, they built a temple installing an idol of  Mother Mari Amman.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Amman in the temple is a swayambumurthy with the honour of Nitya Sumangali title
 
     
 
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