Kottai Mariamman Temple - Tamilnadu
Kottai Mariamman Temple in Dharapuram of Tirupur district attracts everyone with its historical beauty and spiritual sanctity. Every devotee visiting this temple believes that the Goddess showers her blessings on him/her. The statue of the primary deity is believed to be a self-manifested one, and the name is derived from the historic references that King Tippu Sultan built a fort here, so is the name Kottai Mariamman temple, though you won’t find any traces for the existence of the fort here. The temple has much more to explore.
- Purattasi Navarathri during September-October
- Chitra Paurnami festival in April-May
- Vasantha Utsav (Summer festival) in Vaikasi (May-June)
- Aani Tirumanjanam during June-July
- Tirukarthigai during November-December
- During the Month of Aadi – On all Fridays, special poojas will be offered
- All three Shaktis – Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi grace in this temple
- Devotees offer flowers and with a unique practice of the covered flowers being picked up by a child or the priest, it is believed that Goddess Herself grants/denies permission for any specific functions at home or for commencing a business.
- Couples pray here for years of togetherness and peace.
- Kottai Mariamman is more popular for curing the summer diseases like measles.
- Devotees offer for special poojas, rituals, anointing of Goddess and offering meals to the fellow devotees when their prayers are answered.
- All the 3 forms of the goddesses are Self-Manifested
- There is also a Mariamman in the form of a child with the face of a demon on her belly and this signifies that she holds the demon she destroyed.
- Historic references state that the Goddess is also known as Koteeswari Mari Amman
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Near By Railway Station: Tirupur
Near By Airport:Coimbatore