Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur – History, Timings & Address!

Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram

🛕 ngala Parameswari Temple is located at Melmalayanur which is 32 km from Gingee in Viluppuram District. The deity of the temple is the Sembadavars. There is an ancient snake pit in the inner sanctum.

🛕 A festival celebrated here during February-March is famous for Simimasana Kollai. During the festival many pilgrims cook large quantities of various kinds of grain and set it out in the burning ground. This offering to the goddess is believed to grant wishes. Lots of devotees throng to the temple during Ammavasai (New Moon day).

🛕 Lakhs of devotees visit here every new moon and full moon days since it is supposed to be auspicious during these days. But it lacks Medical facilities and hotel facilities. Melmalayanur is assembly constituency which will send representative to the members to the state assembly.

Greatness of Temple

🛕 Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are supported to be three hands of Gods. All of sorts of energies were differentiated mainly as three types, Wish, action and Wisdom. Right Side is taken as male and left as female. When both sides confined together resulted in creation of Sky, Water, Fire Wind and Earth. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma were teamed with Eswari, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram Legends

🛕 Goddess Mother Parvathi the wife of Lord Shiva took birth on her as hive. The purpose of the birth is to clear Lord Shiva from certain sin and give blessings to all people in kaliyugam. The birth took place her before the start of kaliyugam. The birth place is melmalaiyanoor, where the temple is situated. The specialty in this temple is Mother in Angala Amman faces north while blessing devotees.

🛕 The great dazzling brightest light is mother Sri Angalaparameshwari was ruling the world even before inhabitation started. Mother Parvathi only created Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Maheswaran and Sadhasivan for creation, Maintenance, destination, hiding and blessing.

🛕 Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are supported to be three hands of Gods. All of sorts of energies were differentiated mainly as three types, Wish, action and Wisdom. Right Side is taken as male and left as female. When both sides confined together resulted in creation of Sky, Water, Fire Wind and Earth. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma were teamed with Eswari, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

🛕 Brahma, the God for creation had 10 assistants to help in his activities. Thakkan the important assistant crore of living including saint. He also created 60 extremely beautiful girls and married them to Godmen. In this process Eswari’s creator, He created Dhakshayani and married here to Lord Shiva.

🛕 When Takkan went to kailash, He was stopped by one of Shiva’s deputies. Angered by this Takkan performs difficult yagams with selfish motives. He did not invite Lord Shiva. Dhakshayani went to yaga in spite of Lords Shiva’s unwillingness. She accused Thakkan for not inviting Lord Shiva. But she was only insulted, completely dissatisfied, Dhakshayani made yaga ruined.

🛕 Dhakshayani destroyed her own body. Lord Shiva took her body and devised with uncontrollable anger (Rudhrathandavam). During this, the right hand of Dhakshayani fell in Dhandakarunyam. Malayanoor is a part of Dhandakarunyam.

🛕 Aroopam (shapeless) Angalamman to join with Lord Shiva took Birth as Parvathi, the Daughter of parvatharajan. She married Lord Shiva.

🛕 With power of manthras and boons from Lord Shiva, Brahma performed a yaga to save god men from two demons known as Sandobi and Sundarar. Through this yaga Thilothamai an apsaras came to life.

🛕 Attracted by the beauty of Thilothamai not only demons but Brahma also followed her. For her protection she went to kailash where Brahma also followed. As Brahma also was with five heads, Parvathi mistook him for Shiva and felt at his feet. When Parvathi realized the truth, she was very angry and prayed Shiva that fifth head of Brahma should be destroyed.

🛕 As Suggested by Lord Vishnu, Shiva fought with Brahma and cut his fifth head. But Brahma was compensated with new head. Shiva cut Brahma’s head nine hundreds and ninety nine times and got tired. He made all the nine hundreds and ninety nine heads into garland and wore it. Then again he cut Brahma’s head and confirmed with four heads only.

🛕 Shiva was affected by sin due to this. Devi Saraswathi, wife of Brahma cursed Shiva to have no food, no sleep, and his hunger to be quenched with ash and thirst to be quenched with bone only. After this incident, Shiva was roaming all over the world.

🛕 Saraswathi curses Parvathi to become ugly, parts of crane and peacock are to become her dress, her assistants to become demons. On knowing this status, Lord Vishnu apprises Parvathi that her ordeal will come to an end when she becomes snake in melmalaiyanoor. Devi Parvathi roams all over the world. She meets sage Kapila in Thiruvannamalai and takes bath in Brammatheertham. She gets relieved from Sarswathi’s curse.

🛕 From Thiruvannamalai, Devi Parvathi comes to Thazhanur where she stays over night. On her way to Malayanoor, She creates big lake (Ponneri). Her ring is lost in the nearby fields. She curse the lake will not have any fields thereafter. These in true till date. On the way she felt thirsty. But people there did not oblige her with water. So she curse that are will never have palm trees.

🛕 Dasan with 3 sons (Veeran, sooran, Ukiran) went for fishing in Malayanoor Lake. Parvathi suggested to them that catch should be devoted to her only Veeran wanted to oblige. But he was sorry for having damaged net. Angala Amman gave three stones to Veeran. The first when thrown in to lake it will make the net all right; second stone will result in catching fishes which is to be devoted to mother. Third stone will result in large catch which can be used for sale. Veeran obeyed the commands.

🛕 Then Angalamman created a snake hive in palace garden and set there as five headed snake. Fisherman Dasan unsuccessfully tried to doze the hive. Third day Angalamman gave Darshan to all four fishermen. She commanded the fishermen, Due to Sarswathi’s curse i am here. Daily you do Pooja to me. I will save you and your future generations. Accordingly fishermen perform pooja even now.

🛕 King of the place Malai Arasan came to gardens and saw the snake hive temples. He got angry with Dasan’s family. He sent a great force to destroy the snake hive. Mother made everything invisible and gave Dharshan to the king, who donated twelve kanni lands for building the temple.

🛕 People took sand from snake hive as prasad and got relief from diseases. Lord Shiva crosses river sangraparani and reaches Melmalaiyanoor. In cremation ground consumes three handful of ash and gets some relief from hunger. Then he asks for food in front of the temple. On hearing Shiva’s voice Parvathi feels happy and thinks of her brother Vishnu who appraises the procedure for relief from curse.

🛕 That Moment she had consultation with Lord Vishnu. He advised her that Tasty food is to be prepared in three parts. The first two parts are to be given to Kabaalam, Third part is dropped in the floor as if by mistake, and then when Kabaalam comes down to taste the food Parvathi should take giant shape and squeeze it. Then the curse will be released. To cook the food she should take the help of Lakshmi and Amutha Surabhi.

🛕 Parvathi prepared food accordingly. She orders Lord Ganesh to take care of his father till the lunch is over. Ganesh obeyed his mother’s word. Parvathi performed pooja to the feet of Lord Shiva and served lunch as suggested by Vishnu. When Kabaalam come down to eat the third part of food, Parvathi took giant shape of Angala Parameswari and crushed it with right foot and made it as her servant.

🛕 As Shiva was released from curse he felt happy and went to Chidambaram for Dancing happily. He got the name of Dhandeswarar and Parvathi as Dhandeswari.

🛕 The Angalaparameshwari was taken in procession in car to subsidize her anger. Angels, sages and saints became wheels, Wheel latch and throne of the car. Angalamman came to normal and under took procession in normal shape. So Angala Amman blesses her devotees by staying in melmalaiyanoor.

Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram Pooja Details

Pooja Details Timing
Nadai Thirappu Morning 5.00 AM
Kala Santhi Pooja Morning 8.00 AM – 8.30 AM
Sayaratchai Pooja Evening 4.00 PM – 4.30 PM


Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram Festivals

S.No Pooja Details Timing
1 Chitrai Festival New Year Day, Laksha Deepam, Chitrai Graham,
2 Aadi Festival(Fridays) Five Fridays Festivals, Five Sundays Festivals
3 Iyppasi Deepavali Festival
4 Karthikai Festival Karthikai Deepam, Laksha Deepam
5 Margazhi Festival Morning 4.00 AM Poojas for the Total Month
6 Thai Festival Pongal Festival, Thai Amavasai
7 Masi Festival Masi Peruvizha 13 Days Festival
8 First day Mahasivarathri festival
9 Second day Mayana Poojai
10 Fifth day Theemithi Thiruviza
11 Seventh day Thiru Therottam
12 Ninth day Pushpa Pallakku
13 Tenth day Theppam Urchavam
14 Thirteenth day Kappu Kazhagam Festival
15 Every New Moon Day Amman Cradle Special Festival,12.00 – 1.30 AM mid night
16 Every Full Moon Day Amman Special Prayer and Cradle Festival,9.00 – 1.00 PM
17 Every Friday Weekly Prayers, Amman Cradle festival,7.00 – 8.00 AM
18 Navarathri Festival 10 Days Festival, Vijaya Dhasami, Parivettai


Note: There is no Oonjal Urchavam in the month of Chitrai & Masi.

How to Reach Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram?

🛕 Melmalayanur is located near Gingee, Tamil Nadu, India, 21 km from Chetpet (Thiruvannamalai District).

🛕 Angala Parameswari Temple is located at Melmalayanur, 32 km from Gingee in Viluppuram District.

🛕 Avalurpet (Town Panchayat) which is 10 km away from Melmalayanur and 22 km away from Thiruvannamalai since devotees come to Avalurpet and then go to Melmalayanur because Avalurpet connects National Highways and State Highways.

Angala Parameswari Temple Melmalayanur Villupuram Address

This temple is administrated by The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department Tamilnadu.
Assistant commissioner / Executive Officer
Arulmigu Angalamman Thirukoil,
Gingee, Viluppuram – 604204
Phone: 04145 – 234 229, 04145 – 234 201.
Email: angalammantemple@gmail.com.

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