Madura Kaliamman Temple

Thottiyam, Trichy


Main Deity : MaduraKaliamman.

Ambal : MaduraKaliamman.

Other Deities : Madurai Veeran.

Holy Water :River Kaveri. 

Prominence of the Shrine : In this temple, every year, the Aani Thirumanjana Vizha happens with great grandeur. During the Thirumanjana Vizha, thousands of devotees take the “Pal Kudam”, “Theertha Kudam”, “Sandana Kudam”, “Agni Satti” from the Thottiyam Cauvery River and also do the “Alagu Kuthudhal” [Piercing of the Mouth/Tongue] and fulfill their prayers to the Goddess Madura Kali Amman.

The Panguni Car Festival begins with the tying of the ‘Kaappu’ [Sacred wristlet], and the ‘Poochoridhal’. Every year during the Panguni [Tamil month], The temple [Inner Pragara and the Sannidhi] will be closed because of the Festival. In the time when it is closed, two big pots will be filled with ghee and eight dhotis will be made into two ‘Tiris’ [cords] and they will be lighted as lamps in the Karpagraha. Following this Pongal will be made in thousand pots and Pooja and worshipping will be done to the closed temple. The ‘Thirutther thalai Alangaaram’ of the approximately thirty feet tall ‘Olai Pidari Amman’ and the nearly twenty nine feet tall ‘Chinna Ther Madura Kali Amman’ and the ‘Ther Thookkum Nigazhchi’ during when the Amman will go for the Thiruveedhi Ula and bless the devotees is a very important event.

Temple History : The king “Paalayakkarar Kejjenna Nayakar” who ruled this area 400 years ago built this shrine. The Maha Kali Amman who resided in Madurai was very happy and captivated by the ability of two people who went from Thottiyam to play the “Parai” [a musical instrument ]. So she came to the Thottiyam Sangam and sat in the nearby grassland. The cows from Yesangarayan Patti which were grazing came to the Sangam bushes and showered the Goddess with milk. The local people who did not know about this were surprised when they did not get milk when they milked the cows. So they petitioned to the king that someone in the Sangam bushes had milked their cows. The king went to the Sangam bushes with his armed troops to find the thief. The king thrusted his sword into the bush. After some time, the king was astonished when he saw blood oozing out of the bushes. The Goddess Shri Madura Kali Amman appeared before him. [Even today in the temple’s Karpagraha, the Goddess’ body has a wound in it. ] The king requested the Goddess to forgive him and asked Her the reason why she was sitting in the bushes and humbly asked Her what she wanted. The Goddess pointed out to one of the cows in the king’s stables and said that wherever the cow went around and returned, all those lands belonged to the Goddess and said that it would be Her perimeter boundary. The cow went around 18 village hamlets and returned to the bushes. The Goddess said that all the people belonging to the 18 villages were her children and ordered the king to build a beautiful temple to enable the people to worship Her and thereby receive Her blessings. So saying, the Goddess disappeared. So the king followed the orders of the Goddess and built the Thottiyam Shri Madurai Kali Amman Temple”. 

People who worshipped here : Kejjanna Nayakar 

Temple Timings : Morning 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM. Evening 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM 

Temple Festivals : Aani Thirumanjana Vizha, Panguni Car Festival.

Nearest Town : Thottiyam

Address : Arulmigu MaduraKaliamman Temple, Thottiyam, Tiruchirapalli Dist

Hotels Near Madura Kaliamman Temple, Trichy 

1. Mathura Hotel,

No 1, Rockins Road, Tiruchirappalli Townhall,

Trichy - 620002, Opposite Central Bus Stand Contonment 

Tel : +(91)-431-2414737, +(91)-9894558654.


2. Mayavaram Lodge, 

No 87, Vanapattarai Street, Tiruchirappalli Townhall,

Trichy - 620002, Teppakulam Post,

Tel : +(91)-431-2711400, 2704089


3. Femina Hotel, (25 km from Temple)

109, Williams Road, Tiruchirappalli 620001,

Hotel Area: Trichy Central Bus Stand / Railway Junction Area,

Tel : 0431 - 2414501.


4. Hotel Rockfort View, (16 km from Temple)

05, Odathurai Road | Chinthamani, Tiruchirappalli 620 002.

Mobile: +91 740 2713466.

Tel : +91 431-2713466.


5. Grand Gardenia, (23.8 km from Temple)

22-25 Mannarpuram Junction,Trichy-620020,

Mobile : +91 95856 44000.

Tel : +91 431 4045000.


Restaurants Near Madura Kaliamman Temple, Trichy :

1. Ragunath Restaurant, 

College Road, Tiruchirappalli.


2. Parthasarathy vilas, 

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

Kondayam Pettai Agraharam,

Thiruvanaikoil, Trichy 620005.


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