March 3, 2013

Kulumayee Amman Temple - A Powerful Village Deity

Site Name: Kulumayee Amman Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Near Trichy city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A temple for the village deity popular in this region
Nearest Railway Station: Trichy
Nearest Airport: Trichy
How to reach: Not proper road; connected from Trichy 
Hotel: Go to Trichy where there are a lot of options 
Restaurants: Go to Trichy where there are a lot of options

Kulumayee Amman is a village deity mainly for Vellala community people (a particular caste in South India). A small temple dedicated to this Goddess is found near Uyyakondan in Trichy region of South India.

The temple is located amidst calm forest and waterfalls nearby. During festival seasons, the place is crowded; even hundreds of goats/sheep get sacrificed. However, it is a secluded place and only few people visit the site on normal days. It is advisable not to visit the site in the late evening or alone.

The temple as such is very small with just one idol of the Goddess. The idol is a big red stone idol; the Goddess looks very furious.

She is considered as the guardian deity against cholera, cattle plague and epidemics.

When you get a chance to go to Trichy, try to cover this calm and different place.

Happy travelling.

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1 comment:

  1. you wrongly misguided the devotees as the deity belongs to vellala community.Daily routine poojas are conducted by vellala community poosaris.Other than that there is no role for that Community.Thanks