Pachaiamman Temple

Devi (Amman) Temple



Mungupet Pachaiamman Temple situated in Thiruvannamalai district near vazhapanthal seiyar circle near Arani.It is 1000 years old temple. It is a beautiful village surrounded by greenary of fields and small Village.
The legend, the goddess Parvathi playfully closed the eyes of Lord Shiva, and due to Shiva’s curse she came down to earth. She wanted to regain her status as wife of Shiva and hence wanted to do penance at Munugapet. She made a plantain tree leaves panthal and need of water. So Lord Vinayagar her 1st son and Lord Muruga her second son went to to bring water for her pooja. Mean time Parvathi just dig the groung with a hand stick and the ground water pearsed coming out from the ground.Lord Vinayaga in his part brought water and Lord Muruga his share . So all together three rivers flowing here.There is still 5 feet Shiva Linga is here in this village where goddess Parvathi did her poojas.
During her pooja thousands of devotees gathered to get darshan of the goddess, there was a huge dust covered the entire city of Veeramapuri. Veeramapuri’s king Surapoaman sent his brother along with six warriors to drive away the goddess. However, he got stuck with Pachaiamman’s beauty and told his brother about the same. Surapoaman was impressed with the beauty of Pachaiamman and proposed for marriage. This enraged the goddess. She took the form of Kali and mounted on a roaring lion. She was accompanied by Lord shiva and Lord Vishnu as Vamuni and Saeimuni and along with Sapta Rishis (saints) who took the form of warriors. All of them killed Surapoaman and his soldiers.
Pachaiamman temple is a typical Ancient village temple where you cannot find stone idols but only stucco images.
Temple Timing: 7.00am to 2.00pn and 4.00pm to 8.00pm
How to Reach,
Nearest Railway Station:Thiruvannamalai Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport


Tamil Nadu
Pachaiamman Temple, Munugupetu, Seiyar Zone, Tiruvanamalai District, Tamilnadu
Contact Info
Phone: 04182-244441
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Nearest Railway Station
Tiruvannamalai (TNM)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
Open Year
1000-2000 years old
Visiting Hours
7.00am to 2.00pn and 4.00pm to 8.00pm

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