Friday, December 11, 2009

godess of navarathiri

In this temple Dusshera is being celeberated as a big festival. Lakhs of people are assemble here to celebrate this festival. This temple stands unique amongst the other temples, which celebrates Dusshera. The same Dusshera itself is celebrated here as a 12 day function instead of 9 days.

History behind this Dusshera festival

Once upon a time due to the curse of saint Agathiyar, The saint Varamuni has became a man with a buffalow head. The term “Magisam” means buffalow. Since he had a buffalow head he was called Magisasuran. With his continuous meditation and strenuous effort Magisasuran gained more power and dominated all over the world.

To condemn the domination of the Magisasuran the saints approached the Goddess and informed the hardship done by Magisasuran. Then with the power of Goddess there appears a female baby. The baby was named as Lalithambigai. The baby grown up within 9 days and on the 10th day she grew as Annai Parasakthi Lalithambigai with lots of anger came strongly and destroyed Magisasuran and this day (i.e.,) 10th day is being celebrated as Dusshera.

The growth occurred by Annai Parasakthi during the nine days are resumed as Navarathiri. The first three days for Malaimagal, the second three days as Alaimagal, and the last three days as Kalaimagal. After the Goddess Annai Parasakthi demolished Magisasuran she was called as Magisasura Marthini. At last the Goddess came to this city and settled and showered her blessing to all the devotes.

The devotees whoever wants to observe vridham should do so for 41 days continuously, and during the dusshera(10 days) they should dress like the god/goddess and should not do any mischief, leaving all bad habits, and should be pure at body, mind and soul. One more thing is that whoever wants to dress up like “Goddess KALI” should be more cautious than others, since people come to them for blessings. People can dress up like any God and Goddess according to their prayers and wishes.

Navaraathri Avadharam and their Rewards

Navaraathri Avadharam
1. Durgai Raagu dosham goes off
2. Viswakarmeshwar Financial status improves
3. Parvathi Wealth
4. Balasubramaniam Long live and healthy life
5. Navaneethakrishnan Relief from the prolonged illness and long liveness
6. Mahisasuramarthini Winning power
7. Ananda natarajar Mukthi
8. Gajalaksmi Financial status improves
9. Saraswathi Educational power

poojas time period


Prayer Timings

The temple is opened for devotees during the following timings

Opening Time

6.30 A.M to 1.00 P.M
4.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M

Tuesday and Friday

6.00 A.M to 2.00 P.M
4.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M
Last Tuesday
6.00 A.M to 2.00 P.M
5.00 P.M to 12.30 A.M
During Festival Days 5.00 A.M to 9.00 P.M

Every Day Pooja Timings

Kalai Santhi (Mor) 08.00
Uchi Kalam (Noon) 12.00
Sayaratchhai (Eve) 5.30pm
Rathiri (Night) 8.30pm

(subject to be changed on festival days)

Pooja Ticket Rates

Details of Pooja
Rupees. Paise
Thiruvilaku Pooja 1.25
Permission fee for Tonsoring Head 10.00
Dedicating dress (Pattu Sathudal)
Permission for breaking Coconut
Permission for Ear boring
Dusshera Kappukattudhal
Dusshera Kappukattudhal for group
Velli Anghi Sathudal

Weekly Poojas

Raagu Pooja are performed on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.30 am and 12.00 am.

Monthly Poojas

In the last Tuesdays of every Tamil month, monthly poojas are held. Theoddess is brought out to the streets with glittering lights.

Yearly Poojas

Tamil Months
As per English Calender
Pooja Details
(April - May)
Special pooja on Tamil New Year
Chithra Visu
The last Tuesday pooja
(May - June)
The last Tuesday pooja
(June - July)
The last Tuesday pooja
Mulai Idum Festival
(July - Aug)
Kodai Festival
Last Tuesday pooja
Vinayagar Pooja
(Aug - Sep)
Last Tuesday pooja
An annual pooja on 30th of Aavani
(Sep - Oct)
Dusshera festival
The last Tuesday pooja
(Oct - Nov)
Iyppasi Visu pooja
The last Tuesday pooja
(Nov- Dec)
Thiru Karthigai
The last Tuesday pooja
(Dec - Jan)
Thanoor month pooja (3.30am-5am)
The last Tuesday pooja
English New Year
(Jan - Feb)
Pongal pooja
The last Tuesday pooja
(Feb - Mar)
Maha Sivarattri
The last Tuesday pooja
(Mar - April)
The last Tuesday pooja

Abishega Things and Rewards

Abishega Things
Ganga water Peace and Happiness
Gingelly oil Increases the devotion
Thylam Peaceful life
Turmeric powder Beauty and attraction
Sandal To get gods power
Honey Sweet voice
Milk Relief from the prolonged illness and long liveness
Rice flour Liablilities goes off
Sugar/Sugar Candy Rivalry comes to end
Curd/Yogurt Wealth
Panjamirdum Financial status improves
Tender Coconut Child
Flowers Gods darshan
Clarified butter/Neai Mukthi
Fruits More Harvest
Perfume Long live
Pomegranates Enemity goes off.
Lime/Lemon Scar on Emma goes off
Ash/Vibuthi Memory power increase
Pachai Karpuram Fear goes off
Clothes Rajayogam
PanchaKavyam Pavanivarthy Athma purifies
Mango Anything possible
Annadhanam Long live and healthy life

kulasai Muthramman History& The temple kopuram

The Temple

Temples are located every where but, the area, the Idol and the water all three combined together i.e. THIRUTHTHALAM is found only in some places, one such place is Kulasekarapattinam, Goddess Muththaramman.


Kulasekarapattinam: Literally means Kulasekarapandian (Maharaja) + Pattinam (town)/ The town is named as Kulasekarapattinam when Maharaja Kulasekarapandian was ruling the city, one day he had a darshan of the Goddess directly. Henceforth the town has been named after the Maharaja.

The Temple:

In this temple Goddess Muththaramman and Swami Nganamoorthiswarar vigraham are installed combined each other. This is also the some of the special features of the temple. You cannot able to see such combined vigraham elsewhere. In the Garpagraha, Swami and Goddess are showering their blessings to the devotees as Swayambu Murthigal.

The temple consists of three Mandapams namely, i Artha Mandapam, ii Maha Mandapam, iii Kodi Mandapam.

Artha Mandapam :

It is situated next to the Garpagraha.

Maha Mandapam :

Next to the Artha mandabam, you can able to see Maha mandapam, where Pechiamman, Karuppaswamy and Bairavar are showering their blessings to the devotees.

Kodi mandapam :

Next to the Maha mandapam you can find a 32 feet height Kodimaram which is fully covered with Brass. At the bottom of the Kodimaramyou can see a square consists of Ambal & Swami, as one side, Astira devar on the other side, Lord Vinayaga on the third side, on the fourth side Lord Balasubramaniyan statues are molded in the Brass.

mutharamman photos

The term Devi represents the divine power that has taken the passionate (raajasic) form to suppress the forces of evil and protect the serene (satvic) qualities. When the forces of injustice, immorality, and untruth have grown to monstrous proportions and are indulging in a death-dance, when selfishness and self-interest are rampant, when men have lost all sense of kindness and compassion, the Aathmic principle assumes the form of Sakthi, takes on the passionate (raajasic) quality, and seeks to destroy the evil elements. This is the inner meaning of the Dasara festival.

The Mother is the Sarva Sakthi Swaroopani and it is in order to declare to the world this Divine aspect of the Mother, the Navarathi festival is celebrated. In these nine days we adore and worship Durga, Lukshmi and Saraswathi.

Durga is Sakthi Swaroopini – the physical , mental and spiritual powers are conferred by her; Lakshmi endows us with all types of Aiswarya (prosperity) . These are Jnana Aiswarya, Prana Aiswarya, Vidya Aiswarya. Saraswathi gives us the power of intellect, the power of discrimination,
The power of word

Our physical mother is truly an embodiment of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. She confers on us all three types of energy and power. She provides us with all manner of wealth and helps us grow and prosper.

Dasara day is considered a most auspicious day. It is a time-honoured belief that if any new venture is started on this day, it is bound to be successful. Hence, all the undertakings be it laying-in of foundation of a new building, opening of a new commercial establishment or even initiating a child into the world of learning- are started on this day.

Kulasai mutharamman

Kulasai Mutharamman


A coastal village in Tuticorin dist of Tamilnadu has its unique Dasara festival that attracts more than one million people to this infrastructure starved place.The festival that was celebrated in small scale with in the village in olden days has of late assumed much significance that people from all over Tamil nadu flock this place on this occasion and take part in the celebration.The vast stretch of seashore gives accommodation to the people go over here on this festive occasion .

As per Hindu mythology SIVAM and SAKTHI are integral parts of the universe and inseparable and hence sakthi is worshiped in all manifestations along with SIVAM.Generally in the Hindu temples SHIVA and SAKTHI are enshrined seperately and worshiped. However here SHIVA (Gnana moortheswarar) and SAKTHI (Muthramman)are ensconced on the same pedastel and pujas are offered for both at one go.

The temple has its humble origin initiated by the Viswakarma community of this village catering the aspirations of the local villagers when they began to celebrate Navarathiri festival.Even now the temple which is in the heart of the village could not boast of magnificent structure or towering tower.However the scale of celebration of dasara competes with that of Mysore notwithstanding the lack of endowment and it is patronised by the devotees on their own volition.During this occasion the dormant village comes to life with fanfare.The climax of the festivity is Vijayadhasami day when slaying of the demon Mahishasooran is performed by Devi Mutharamman on the shores ofthis village symbolising that Dharma up roots ADHARMA AND IT IS WITNESSED BY MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE.

The twelve day celebration begins on the new moon day Tamil month Puratasi(Sept-Oct)when Sakthi assumes the form of Kali ;takes vow to eliminate the demon.So also the devotees.Hence they observe fasting and go house after house begging almsto offer the collection to the temple.For this they assume various forms of their choice and roam around to fulfill the vow.
This year the dasara commences on 19'th sep and culminates on 28'th sep2009

To the South of Tiruchendur in the Tirchendur - Kanyakumari Highways, 13 kilometers from Tiruchendur the Holy place of Kulasekarapattinam is located. Kulasekarapattinam is 3 kilometers long in South East direction and 1 kilometer wide in North West Direction.

Would you like to know how to go to the temple from Chennai:
From Koyembedu there are hi-tech private buses, which takes you to the temple as follows: Renganathan Travels, SRM Travels, Ajith Travels and Sudhar Travels.

By Train

From Egmore there are two trains namely Nellai Express and Kanyakumari Express which takes you to Thirunelveli and other train namely Muthunagar Express which takes you to Tuticorin. All these trains runs daily from Chennai Egmore. There is also one more which namely Ananthapuri Express which leaves from Chennai Central and have to get down at Thirunelveli Junction.
From Thirunelveli or Tuticorin there are plenty of government buses are being operated to Thiruchendu

From Thiruchendur, the temple is hardly 13km from Thiruchendur town buses, auto rickshaw, shared vans are available to reach the temple at Kulasekarapattinam.