Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple
Main Deity : Aadhi Kamatchi, Dava Kamatchi.
Temple Tree : Mango Tree.
Prominence of the Shrine : Goddess Amman has done a penance towards Shiva by standing in single leg at this location. Here, Sri Vaikunda Perumal (Lord Vishnu) who is the brother of Amman is arriving with his gifts to her sister’s marriage with Velleeswaran (Lord Shiva). Lord Vishnu holds the Prayoga Chakra on his right hand is a uniqueness of the idol. Devotees used to pray their wishes with Amman and once their wishes come true they used to offer a saree for Amman.
Temple History : As per puranas Goddess Amman performed a penance and later she shifted Kanchipuram Kamatchi Amman Temple. She is also called in two other names as Aadhi Kamatchi (Aadhi meaning first) and Dava Kamatchi (Dava meaning penance). Once at mount Kailash Parvathi Devi closed Shiva’s eyes playfully. As Shiva shuts his eyes entire world went into dark and the living beings were suffered. As this event happened due to Parvathi she was cursed to born as a normal human being at earth. Later she did a severe penance at a forest filled with mango trees to attain Lord Shiva. So Mnago tree is a temple tree for this temple. Later Lord Shiva appeared as Velleeswaran and married her consort. Velleeswaran is also called as Parkeswaran. Due to her severe penance the entire earth’s temperature got increased to several fold and the living beings struggled to live. Then Sri Aadhi Sankara who was born in Kaladi, Kerala arrived to Kanchipuram and incarnated the Sri Chakra which has 43 corners. As per mythological beliefs, Sri Chakra helped reducing the heat on the earth. Aadhi Sankara’s Sri Chakra is kept at the main sanctum sanctorum of this temple.
Parihara : Devotees should carry 2 lemons while visiting the temples and they should come to this temple for consecutive six weeks. After the pooja, One of the lemons will be returned to the devotee and they should keep that in their pooja room and worship every day. The mythological belief is Kamatchi Amman is arriving to our homes in the form of lemon and helping our dreams come true.
Tuesday, Friday and Sundays are auspicious days for Kamatchi Amman. If unmarried devotees visit this temple and worship to the goddess they will get married soon. Married couple who has difficulties in having children if they worship here soon they will get pregnant is the belief. Devotees once their wishes are fulfilled visit the temple and offer a saree to Amman. Devotees also should visit Sri Velleeswarar temple and Sri Vaikunda Perumal temple, Kanchipuram along with Mangadu Kamatchi Amman temple.
Temple Timings : Morning 6:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Evening 3:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Please note on Tuesday, Friday Sundays Temple is open from 5:00 A.M. to night 9:30 P.M.
Temple Festivals : Chithirai Festival for 10 days. Special poojas are performed on Tamil, English new year days, Deepavali, Pongal, Navarathiri, Masi Magam, and Maga Shiva Rathri days.
Address : Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple,
Mangadu – 602 101, Kanchipuram Dt.
Telephone Number : +91- 44 - 2627 2053, 2649 5883.